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Current Staff

Miss H MacLeod (PT Acting)
Mrs C Stewart
Mr G Carruthers
Miss R Shankland
Mrs H Harpur
Mr D Hoyland

 

Numeracy – How do we do Maths?

Please take time to read through our Numeracy Booklet to see how we do Maths! It’s really important you can do all of these skills to help you in every subject.

Not sure what a word means? Use this Maths Glossary to help you out! Once open press Ctrl+F to search for a specific word.

 

Maths Camp

In March we run a Maths revision camp for S4 National 5 Maths students. It is a great chance to do lots of revision with teachers there to help, but there’s also a chance to do lots of outdoor activities too!

View the 2016 Camp Slideshow here.

View the 2015 Camp slideshow here.

 

Courses

In S1-S3 you will work on Levels 1 to 4, depending on what class you are in. Once you are in S4 there are a range of Maths qualifications you can do through to S6:

National 3 Lifeskills Maths

This course includes the study of mathematics in everyday life. It is designed to develop skills relevant to learning, life and work in an engaging and enjoyable way. This course is fully internally assessed.  There are three units and they will be assessed by a class test, with one re-sit opportunity. This course is a requirement for many college courses and it is also useful for trades/apprenticeships.

National 4 Maths

This course encourages you to develop mathematical reasoning skills and will gain experience in making informed decisions. This course is fully internally assessed.  Each of the three units will be assessed by a class test, with one re-sit opportunity.  There will be a final ‘Value Added’ assessment, covering the whole course, which will consist of a calculator paper and a non-calculator paper. This course is useful for all trades/apprenticeships. Upon successful completion, some pupils can progress to National 5 Mathematics and others can progress to the Personal Finance Award.

National 5 Maths

This course encourages you to select and apply mathematical techniques and will develop mathematical reasoning skills and give experience of making informed decisions. Each of the three units will be assessed by a class test, with one re-sit opportunity.  There will be a final external exam assessment, covering the whole course, which will consist of a calculator paper and a non-calculator paper. This course is required for a variety of courses (e.g. Primary teaching, Midwifery) and will be useful for many more.  In most cases, upon successful completion, pupils can progress to Higher Mathematics.

National 4 Lifeskills Maths (Seniors Only)

The purpose of the National 4 Lifeskills Mathematics Course is to motivate and challenge learners by enabling them to think through real-life situations involving mathematics and to form a plan of action based on logic. The Course develops confidence in being able to handle mathematical processes and information in a range of real-life contexts. The Course also enables learners to make informed decisions based on data presented in a variety of forms. The mathematical skills within this Course are underpinned by numeracy and are designed to develop learners’ skills in mathematical reasoning relevant to learning, life and work.

 

Higher Maths

The course gives you a broad background of Mathematics.  It meets the needs of those going into a wide variety of courses as well as providing a sound basis for those intending to study Maths further.  There are three Unit Assessments which require students to show their working in carrying out algorithms and processing information. There is also an external exam, set by the SQA. This course is valuable for anyone entering Higher Education, but is vital for any course which has a first year mathematical component: e.g. Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Computing, Software Engineering, Economics, Finance and Business related courses.

Advanced Higher Maths

The course gives you a broad background of Mathematics.  It meets the needs of those going into a wide variety of courses as well as providing a good preparation for those intending to study Maths in depth at University. There are three Unit Assessments which require students to show their working in carrying out algorithms and processing information. There is also an external exam lasting three hours, set by the SQA.