The staff in the department for 2016/17 are Mr P Downie (Head of Faculty), Mr A Cameron, Mr A Choudhary, Mr S Johnson, Mr C. McIlwaine, Mr S McWattie, Mrs K Pinas, Miss F Withey and Miss K Withey.

For several key Level 2, 3 and 4 topics we have “prompt cards” available. They are also in the school planners for S1-S3.

S1 to S3

In S1 and S2 learners study Maths for five periods per week.  They will work on developing the number sense required for National Qualifications as well as working towards level 3 and level 4 outcomes of the Broad General Education (BGE).  Learners are also introduced to problem solving strategies and work in groups towards solving challenging tasks together.

As well as working towards some level 4 and level 5 outcomes of the BGE pupils are beginning to look towards the National Qualifications they will do in S4.

S4 to S6

In S4 learners are working towards National 4 or National 5 Mathematics.

In S5 and S6 learners can choose National 5 Numeracy, National 5 Mathematics or Higher Mathematics.  In S6 pupils work towards Advanced Higher Mathematics.

Improving Numeracy

This year we’ve been working with staff, pupils and parents to develop a more confident, numerate learning community.  Read more and download our parent handouts here.