Mathematics will develop essential skills for further learning, as well as skills for life and work.
Learners will acquire basic, operation and extended mathematical and numerical skills and apply them in a variety of real-life situations. In addition, learners will develop reasoning skills and will gain experience in making informed decisions. Mathematics is also great fun!
The Department bases its pedagogy around visible learning and has feedback at its core.
S1, S2 and S3 Broad General Education
During the Broad General Education phase of S1 to S3 pupils will work on Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes from level 1 through to level 4.
You can read through the full Numeracy and Mathematics Curriculum by downloading the document below:
S4, S5 and S6 Senior Phase
National 5 Maths Resources:
- National 5 SQA Course Outline
- National 5 Maths in a Nutshells
- National 5 Resources (Past Papers, Notes, Youtube tutorials, etc.)
There is a study day for all pupils studying National 5 maths on a Saturday in March. This day is designed to give support to pupils at a vital time in the course. Its introduction in the 2016/17 diet was one of the factors leading to improved performance in S4-S6 at this level.
All pupils follow revision timetables from November onwards, and are asked to get these signed at home. The revision timetables for S4-S6 are available below:
|Nat 5 - S4 - pre-prelim||[docx 13KB]|
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Higher and Advanced Higher
- Higher Maths SQA Course Outline
- Higher Maths Resources (Past Papers, Notes, Youtube tutorials, etc.)
Advanced Higher Maths
- Advanced Higher Maths SQA Course Outline
- Advanced Higher Maths Resources (Past Papers, Notes, Youtube tutorials, etc.)
Maths Camp is open to all pupils studying Higher and Advanced Higher maths. It has been run very successfully for the past five years or so. It is planned for a weekend between the February break and Easter Holidays. It is a weekend of maths and outdoor activities at a scout centre in Fife. The weekend has helped been a significant factor in helping pupils significantly improve on their prelim result.
All pupils follow revision timetables from November onwards, and are asked to get these signed at home. The revision timetables for Higher and Advanced Higher are available below:
|Higher pre-prelim||[docx 12KB]|
|Adv Higher - pre-prelim||[docx 12KB]|