Highers and National 5 courses

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Pick up Highers and Nat5s that you might have missed at school, that you need to apply for another course or even to improve your skills at work

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English Higher

One of the most commonly-required qualifiations for entry to Higher Education and Degree courses. You will develop and extend a range of reading skills through studying, analysing and responding to a wide variety of informational, literary and media texts which contain complex ideas.

  • Where? All centres
  • Full or Part-time? Part- time/Evening/Flexible
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Environmental Science Higher

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary subject, which draws from the sciences and social sciences. The course is practical and experiential, and develops scientific awareness of environmental issues. Environmental scientists are involved in tackling issues such as global climate change, pollution, use of land and water resources and changes in wildlife habitats. It involves an understanding of scientific principles, economic influences and political action.

  • Where? All centres
  • Full or Part-time? Part-time evening
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Mathematics Higher

Mathematics is important in everyday life, allowing us to make sense of the world around us and to manage our lives. Using mathematics enables us to model real-life situations and make connections and informed predictions. It equips us with the skills we need to interpret and analyse information, simplify and solve problems, assess risk and make informed decisions.

  • Where? All centres
  • Full or Part-time? Part-time evening
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English National 5

An ideal starting point for those who have not achieved an English qualification at school, and who wish to prepare for further study. Investigate a range of fiction, including a specified Scottish writer, and non-fiction texts in order to understand and appreciate the techniques writers use to create meaning and impact in their writing.

  • Where? All centres
  • Full or Part-time? Part-time/Evening/Flexible
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Mathematics National 5

Build your confidence in mathematics by learning to use and understand algebra, trigonometry, geometry, number processes and statistics.

  • Where? All centres
  • Full or Part-time? Part-time evening
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Application of Mathematics National 5

Explore real-world applications of mathematical techniques and skills in everyday situations, including financial matters, statistics and measurement. These skills can be incredibly useful in a number of other subject areas such as technology, health and wellbeing, science, and social studies.

  • Where? All centres
  • Full or Part-time? Part-time evening
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Psychology Higher

The main purposes of the course are to enable learners to develop an understanding of the psychological study of the human mind and behaviour in a range of contexts, and to enhance their ability to use evidence to explain behaviour.