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A sound understanding of Percentages is essential to ensure exam success.

Passing N5 Maths significantly increases your career opportunities by helping you gain a place on a college course, apprenticeship or even landing a job. A ‘good’ pass at N5 Maths will set you up well for the fast paced Higher Maths Course next year should you be interested. Please do your very best to keep on top of your studies.

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Percentages Resources 

Exam Ques 1 (GCSE)Reverse Percentages
Exam Ques 2 (GCSE)Percentages
Exam Ques 3 (GCSE)Percentages
Exam Ques 4 (N5)Reverse Percentages
Exam Ques 5 (N5)Percentages
Exam Ques 6 (N5)Percentages
Exam Ques 7 (N5)Percentages
Worksheet 1Percentages
Worksheet 2Reversing a % Change
Worksheet 3Compound Interest (Excellent!)
Mind Map 1Percentages
Mind Map 2Percentages (PowerPoint)
PowerPoint 1Compound Interest
PowerPoint 2Non-Calculator Percentages

About Percentages

A Percentages exam question is shown below.

James paid £297.50 for a laptop in a sale. The discount in the sale was 15%. Calculate the original price.

Source: N5 Maths, 2015, P2, Q8

‘Percent’ means ‘out of 100’. If 90 per cent of the population owns a mobile phone, this means 90 out of every 100 people have one. The symbol ‘%’ means per cent.

Percentages are an important part of our everyday lives and can be compared more easily than fractions. Shops often advertise discounts on their products:

Percentage questions will be of the type:

  • Expressing one quantity as a % of the other.
  • Finding the % appreciation or depreciation after so many days, weeks or years.
  • If given the final amount after a % increase or decrease, you may be asked to find the original amount before the change.

All Resources By Course

The table below gives the links to our three dedicated websites and exam focused Study Packs for N5, Higher and AH Higher Maths.

Also included are additional courses where you will find a wealth of excellent resources to help with your studies.

Website Home Page
Whole Course Page
Student Online Study Pack
School Online Study Pack
N5 MathsN5 Home PageN5 Whole Course PageN5 Student Study PackN5 School Study Pack
Higher MathsHigher Home PageHigher Whole Course PageHigher Student Study PackHigher School Study Pack
AH MathsAH Home PageAH Whole Course PageAH Student Study PackAH School Study Pack
Primary Teacher MathsPrimary Teacher Maths
S1 & S2 MathsS1 & S2 Maths
National 3 MathsNational 3 Maths
National 4 MathsNational 4 Maths
National 5 Applications National 5 Applications
GCSE MathsGCSE Maths
AH Maths of MechanicsAH Maths of Mechanics
AH StatisticsAH Statistics

N5 Maths Online Study Pack

Through step-by-step worked solutions to exam questions available in the Online Study Pack we cover everything you need to know about Percentages to pass your final exam.

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N5 Maths - Whole Course Page

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Past/Practice Exam Papers, Theory Guides, Worksheets, Starter Questions, Mind Maps, PowerPoints, Videos, Exam Focused Study Pack ...

Higher Maths Website

Higher Maths Website

Past/Practice Exam Papers, Theory Guides, Text Book Solutions, Starter Questions, Mind Maps, Videos, Exam Focused Study Pack ...

Advanced Higher Website

Advanced Higher Website

Past/Practice Exam Papers, Theory Guides, Text Book Solutions, Starter Questions, Mind Maps, Videos, Exam Focused Study Pack ...

N5 Applications

N5 Applications

Past/Practice Exam Papers, Theory Guides, Mind Maps, PowerPoints, Videos ...

GCSE Maths

GCSE Maths

Past/Practice Exam Papers, Mind Maps, PowerPoints, Videos, Exam Focused Study Pack ...

All Courses

All Courses

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