S5 – Group Maths Classes

This 7 week course will prepare students for SQA Higher trigonometry. It will signpost facts to learn, connect concepts and involve past paper practice.

Why Study This Course?

Trigonometry is a prominent topic in Higher maths, physics and engineering and has applications in real life from sound waves to sat-nav.

Key Outcomes

  • Understand compound and Double Angle Formulae 
  • Express pcosx + qsinx in the form kcos(x a)
  • Solve trigonometric equations

Seven Lesson Summary

Week 1 Test. How much do you know?

Week 2  Compound and Double Angle Formulae

Week 3 Expressing pcosx + qsinx in the form kcos(x a) 1

Week 4 Expressing pcosx + qsinx in the form kcos(x a) 2

Week 5 Solving trigonometric equations

Week 6 Test. How much do you know now?

Week 7 Review. What have you learned? What to review? What are your next steps?


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Key Course Information

Course Start Date

12th January 2021


Lesson Time

Tuesdays at 8.15pm

Course Duration

7 x 55 Minute Lessons Weekly

Course Price

£12.50 per Lesson.
£87.50 for Full Block (7 Lessons).


Compound and Double angle Formulae 

Expressing pcosx + qsinx in the form kcos(x a)

Solving trigonometric equations


Why Take S5 Group Maths Classes

Give your child the upper hand

Double Angle

Compound and Double angle Formulae.

Compound and Double angle Formulae 

Expressing pcosx + qsinx in the form kcos(x a)

Expressing pcosx + qsinx in the form kcos(x – a).

“See” graph transformations from equations.

Solving trigonometric equations.

Apply trigonometric rules in the context of an exam.

S5 – Group Maths Classes Tutor


Maths | English | Study Skills

Chris established Learning Better in 2017 to offer a new dimension to the education sector. Within the Learning Better team, Chris leads on tutoring maths, English and study skills. His expertise lies in implementing goal oriented personal development.

Chris studied at the University of Edinburgh before qualifying as a teacher of maths with a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Birmingham and becoming a member of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics. Chris taught English around the world, most recently for the British Council in Hong Kong where he pioneered work on independent learning.

Chris is also a certified yoga teacher. His approach to education combines rigour with mindful practice to help students learn better and feel better.

When he’s not teaching Chris enjoys mentoring with MCR Pathways and developing his yoga practice.

    1-1 Tutoring

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    Learn on a one-to-one basis for the highest level of support and the fastest improvements. Every lesson is customised around the student’s individual needs.

    Our teachers are experienced, qualified and include authors, SQA markers, department heads and subject leaders.

    Up Next

    Up Next: S5 Maths Exponentials and Logarithms

    Our next block, will focus on Exponentials and Logarithms, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to study maths effectively and succeed.