Welcome to our Mathematics Department.
In the Maths department our aim is to help our young people reach their full potential in maths. A key part of our work in the department is to build up the confidence of our young people, empowering them to use their skills both inside and outside the classroom.
We help pupils to understand mathematical ideas, and to develop mathematical skills that they can use in everyday situations. As pupils move up the school they are encouraged and challenged to apply their knowledge and skills in more complex situations and in the wider curriculum.
To make the curriculum accessible to our young people we use a variety of support strategies and concrete materials appropriate to their learning needs. We use active learning techniques to ensure that pupils engage with the curriculum and enjoy their learning experience.
We follow the Curriculum for Excellence guidelines to provide a mathematics curriculum that is relevant, up-to-date and accessible to all pupils regardless of their additional support needs. In Broad General Education (S1-S3), we cover topics such as number and number processes, money, time, measure and shape.
In the Senior Phase (S4-S6) we provide SQA National courses ranging from National 1 Number Skills through to National 4 Applications of Mathematics and beyond. This choice means that our young people are able to work at the level that is achievable and challenging, and attain a recognised qualification that reflects their abilities.