This course develops candidates’ understanding of psychology as the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychology is a research-based subject, so you will be encouraged to conduct practical research, including working with human participants in accordance with ethical standards.

The central theme of the course is individual and social behaviour. You will learn how to analyse and evaluate psychological concepts and theories and draw on research to explain human behaviour. 

The course consists of three units of study:  

Unit 1: Individual behaviour

Candidates analyse individual behaviour, investigate topics and learn how these topics can be explained using psychological theories and research evidence. Candidates evaluate and apply theories to show an understanding of individual human behaviour. 

Unit 2: Research

Candidates learn to understand and apply the research process and methods used in psychology. They develop the skills required to conduct and evaluate psychological research. Candidates also develop numerical skills and an understanding of psychological terminology.

Unit 3: Social behaviour

Candidates analyse how interaction with others shapes social behaviour. They investigate psychological explanations for social behaviour and use research evidence to analyse how the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of individuals are influenced by their social environment. Candidates apply psychological knowledge and understanding to explain examples of everyday social behaviour. 



During your study of this course you will acquire a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of the past through the study of British, European and World, and Scottish history. The course covers political, social, economic and cultural elements in a variety of time periods. 

You will develop an approach and understanding that can be applied to other historical settings and issues. The Higher History course consists of three areas of study: British, European and World, and Scottish history. During this course you will focus on the following: 

Unit 1: British History

Britain, 1851–1951

Unit 2: European and World History

Russia, 1881–1921 

Unit 3: Scottish History

Migration and Empire, 1830–1939

The Higher History course consists of 24 SCQF credit points which includes time for preparation for course assessment. The recommended length of time for candidates to complete the course is 160 hours.


The Higher German course provides candidates with the opportunity to develop skills in reading, listening, talking, and writing; to use different media effectively for learning and communication; to develop understanding of how language works; and to use language to communicate ideas and information. 

There are three units of study:

Unit 1: Society and Culture 
Unit 2: Learning and Culture
Unit 3: Employability and Culture

The course consists of 24 SCQF credit points which includes time for preparation for course assessment. The notional length of time for candidates to complete the course is 160 hours. Students undertaking this qualification are advised to commit to 4-6 hours of study per week.

The Higher French course provides candidates with the opportunity to develop skills in reading, listening, talking, and writing; to use different media effectively for learning and communication; to develop understanding of how language works; and to use language to communicate ideas and information. 

There are three units of study:

Unit 1: Society and Culture 
Unit 2: Learning and Culture
Unit 3: Employability and Culture
  

The course consists of 24 SCQF credit points which includes time for preparation for course assessment. The notional length of time for candidates to complete the course is 160 hours. Students undertaking this qualification are advised to commit to 4-6 hours of study per week.

 


Unit 1: Individual Behaviour

This unit will provide you with some analytical and evaluative skills that will help when you come to sit the final exam. You will analyse individual behaviour, investigate topics and learn how these topics can be explained using psychological theories and research evidence. You will evaluate and apply theories to show an understanding of individual human behaviour.

It also provides the background reading and key psychological theories that you will base your assignment on.

 

Unit 2: Research

You will understand and apply the research process and research methods used in psychology. You will develop the skills required to conduct and evaluate psychological research. You will also develop numerical skills and an understanding of psychological terminology.

Whilst there is no specific of research section within the assessed Question paper, candidates are expected to be able to apply their knowledge of research methods to specific scenarios within the Question Paper. Candidates will also be further assessed on their knowledge of research methods within the Assignment. 


Unit 3: Social Behaviour

You will analyse how interaction with others shapes social behaviour. You will investigate psychological explanations for social behaviour, and use research evidence to analyse how the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of individuals are influenced by their social environment. You will apply psychological knowledge and understanding to explain examples of everyday social behaviour.


The Higher Sociology course develops candidates’ sense of themselves as part of society. The sociological approach encourages candidates to ask questions about the social world in which we live, and to use evidence to support explanations for human social behaviour. 

Candidates develop knowledge and understanding of the sociological perspectives, theories and concepts used to investigate and explain aspects of the social world. This sociological understanding enables candidates to question commonly-held assumptions about society and to consider sociological explanations.

The Higher Sociology course consists of three areas of study:

Unit 1: Human Society

Unit 2: Research

Unit 3: Culture and identity

The course consists of 24 SCQF credit points which includes time for preparation for course assessment. The notional length of time for candidates to complete the course is 160 hours.


Higher English is a Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) accredited course. A pass in Higher English is required for most university courses, including Teacher Training (PGDE).

There are four components of assessment in the Higher English course:

The course consists of 24 SCQF credit points which includes time for preparation for course assessment. The notional length of time for candidates to complete the course is 160 hours. Students undertaking this qualification are advised to commit to 4-6 hours of study per week.



Welcome to Higher Mathematics, Distance Learning.  This outlines the topics you will be studying, how you will study the course and be assessed and provides the contact details you need for your tutor.

Higher Mathematics is a Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) accredited course. Many other courses and programmes of study require a pass in Higher Mathematics as an entry requirement. For example, Science and Engineering courses.

 

The course consists of 24 SCQF credit points which includes time for preparation for course assessment. The notional length of time for candidates to complete the course is 160 hours. Students undertaking this qualification are advised to commit to 4-6 hours of study per week.

The course is made up of a number or different topics, each of which has a workbook with notes, examples, and questions which you should complete and self-mark (the solutions are included), followed by a tutor marked assignment (TMA). There is a textbook recommended that you should use as directed in the workbooks. Leckie and Leckie – Higher Mathematics Student Book ISBN: 978-0008383503. Solutions to the textbook exercises will also be provided.

Each Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA), which is at the end of each booklet, should be completed and submitted to your tutor, who will mark the work and provide feedback on your progress and provide additional support where required.  It is important that you complete all the workbooks and TMAs to ensure you gain an understanding of all the topics in the course – all the topics covered may be part of the final exam.  Additional material and practice exam papers will also be available.

The topics you will study are as follows:    

·         Introductory Revision

·         The Straight Line

·         Functions

·         Quadratic Functions

·         Polynomials

·         Graphs of Functions

·         Trigonometric Graphs

·         Trigonometry

·         Differentiation

·         Integration

·         Exponentials and Logarithms

·         Circles

 

The topics should be studied in the order given.  This is to ensure you cover some of the key skills which are required for the later topics.  

Studying the course via distance learning means that you will be able to access and work through the course material at your own pace, while keeping in regular contact with your tutor.  To ensure you get the most out of your course it is important you keep in contact with you tutor, especially with any questions you may have as you work through the course material.  Email is usually the best way to keep in touch – and do not worry about trying to explain a particular question in an email, if you are able to then send a picture or screenshot of the question.  It is important you ensure that you set aside time each week to study and can submit your TMAs regularly.  You will also need to purchase a suitable scientific calculator – we use the Casio fx-85GT plus models, although any scientific calculator will do.

 

Start date:

September 2021

Exam date (finish date):

 

May 2022

 

Lecturer:

Kevin Lamont

 

 

Email:

kevinlamont@scottishhighersonline.co.uk

 

 

 

Textbook:

Leckie and Leckie – Higher Mathematics Student Book

ISBN: 978-0008383503