Free Resources for National 5 and Higher

The following resources are designed to assist students to achieve success.  These resources are free for schools, teachers and learners to download and share.

National 5+ Mathematics Learning Checklist

The National 5+ Checklist is designed to help students to develop their course content knowledge.   It has been written to complement the National 5+ textbook, with each section corresponding to the appropriate textbook.  This allows students to easily locate further practice for individual skills that are in need of practice.  It has traffic lights for students to monitor their own progress and knowledge of each individual aspect of the course . 

It can be used digitally or printed as an A5 or A4 booklet.  It can also be used in conjunction with the National 5 Past Papers by Topic book (see below).  

National 5 Assessment Analysis

It is more important than ever for schools to ensure they have robust internal assessment information for National 5 students.  This document is provided to help schools to analyse and write assessments that are well balanced and cover the course content in a sufficient manner.  

Simply input the question number and marks into the appropriate cells and allow the spreadsheet to do the rest.  This sheet was designed both to look at the quality of existing assessments and to plan new ones.  We are sure this will provided invaluable help and information for schools as they develop and plan assessment in the coming year.

The spreadsheet may be downloaded in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets format below:

Microsoft Excel

Google Sheets

National 5 Exam Analysis

These two analysis sheets show the percentage of the National 5 exams made up by each type of question.  These can be used by both teachers and students to focus and prioritise their studies.  

Questions in percentage order

Questions in subject area order

Higher Exam Analysis

Exam Analysis Summary - This summary sheet shows the percentage of the Higher exams made up by each Higher topic.  This is a good way to prioritise revision by topic.

Exam Analysis Detailed - This breaks down the question by year and paper.

Topic Analysis - This document breaks down each topic by question and shows what percentage of the paper is made up of each type of question within the topics.

Higher Checklist

The Higher Checklist is designed in much the same way as the National 5.  However, there are some differences.  It has a Prior Skills section, which students should know before beginning each topic, it also has a Common Terms section to define any less familiar words.    The checklist is considerably longer than the National 5 Checklist and so contains a contents page.  If using this resource digitally, each of the topics are linked to their page so they can be accessed simply by clicking the contents page.  To return to the main menu, click in the topic name in the coloured box on each page.  There are also various other links throughout the document.

This checklist corresponds to the Higher course specification and can be used in conjunction with the Higher Past Papers by Topic book (see below).

Past Papers by Topic

If you would like a free copy of the National 5 or Higher Past Papers by Topic books for your school then please fill out the Contact Us form with a school email address and we will send them to you.