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Please see our “Mathematics links and resources” page to view a list of revision topics for upcoming formal assessments in December.

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Mathematics equips us with the skills we need to interpret and analyse information, simplify and solve problems, assess risk and make informed decisions.

Students are encouraged to practice and consolidate skills at home by revising notes and using websites. Formal homework is given regularly to review class work and prepare for written assessments.

S3 Curriculum for Excellence

In S3 students get Mathematics for 4 periods a week. During the year most students will cover the Third or Fourth Level experiences and outcomes for the following contexts: Number, Money and Measurement, Shape Position and Movement and Information Handling.

S4 National Qualifications

In S4 students get Mathematics for 4 periods a week. Students will continue to study Mathematics with a view to being presented at National 3, National 4 or National 5 depending on their progress in S3.

  • National 3 Applications of Mathematics with units on Manage Money and data, Shape, Space and Measure, and Numeracy. Students will sit 4 unit assessments over the course of the year.
  • National 4 Applications of Mathematics with units on Finances and Statistics, Geometry and Measure, and Numeracy. Students will sit 4 unit assessments over the course of the year.
  • National 4 Mathematics with units on Expressions and Formulae, Relationships and Numeracy. Students will sit 4 unit assessments over the course of the year.
  • National 5 Mathematics with units on Expressions and Formulae, Relationships and Applications. Students will sit a final exam, consisting of two papers, or 3 unit assessments to gain unit passes.
  • National 5 Applications of Mathematics with units on Numeracy, Managing Finance and Statistics and Geometry and Measure. Students will sit a final exam, consisting of two papers, or 3 unit assessments to gain unit passes.

S5/6 (6 Periods Per Week)

  • National 5 Mathematics. Students will sit a final exam, consisting of two papers, or 3 unit assessments to gain unit passes.
  • National 5 Applications of Mathematics. Students will sit a final exam, consisting of two papers, or 3 unit assessments to gain unit passes.
  • Higher Mathematics. Students will sit a final exam, consisting of two papers, or 3 unit assessments to gain unit passes.
  • Award in Personal Finance

S6 (6 Periods Per Week)

  • Advanced Higher Mathematics. Students must pass 3 unit assessments before sitting the final exam.

Out with the classroom we offer our pupils many experiences. They include:

  • P7 Enterprising Maths Competition: Every year we invite all P7 pupils from our feeder primaries to compete in a morning of maths activities.
  • UK Junior, Intermediate and Senior Maths Challenge Competition: Pupils from S1-S6 compete in a national maths competition.
  • Enterprising Maths Competition: Pupils from S3 and S4 compete in team challenges.
  • After school revision classes.

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Staff

 Sarah BattenTeacher
 Denise BlairCurriculum Leader
 Eilidh ClarkeTeacher
 Michael GrayTeacher
 Holly MaxeyTeacher
 Jason McCordTeacher
 Jenny MuirTeacher
 Ray O'DonnellTeacher
 Rachel RaineTeacher