K Corrigan Curriculum Leader (Maths & Technologies)
Aims & Objectives
Why learn maths? Mathematics equips us with many of the skills required for life, learning and work. Learning Mathematics develops logical reasoning, analysing, problem solving skills, creativity and the ability to think in abstract ways.
All students will study Maths from S1-4 and some may progress to S5/6.
- In S4, depending on their Mathematical ability, students will progress to either National 3 life skills, National 4 or 5 Mathematics.
- In S5/6 students will be considered to proceed to National 4/5, Higher or Advanced Higher
Students may opt to choose Maths study skills as one of their electives. The idea being to improve their study skills and prepare them for the final Maths exams in May.
S1-3 Curriculum for Excellence:
- During S1-3 students will work through the CfE levels and receive a Broad General Education at the level appropriate to them.
Junior study support is offered every day at lunch and after school in the Support for Students base and in the Maths department on a Wednesday at 1445.
Senior study support is offered at all levels every Monday (N5), Wednesday & (N4/5) and Thursday (H) after school.
Formal homework issued every fortnight on a Tuesday
Informal homework issued on a regular basis, e.g. finish class work, research some information etc