Maths

Mr Christopher Mulgrew, Principal Teacher
Mr Jim Sutherland
Mrs Rachel Sutherland

If you are ever struggling with a new concept in class, trying to catch up from being off school sick, or for whatever reason needing help, you can come into Maths any break or lunchtime for help.


Below is a link to the Numeracy Guide for Teachers, Pupils and Parents.
Numeracy Guide

Applications of MathsNational 4 or 5

The National 4/5 Applications of Mathematics Course will help learners to become numerate, to make sense of the world around them and to function responsibly and independently in everyday life. The Course includes the study of number, money, shape, space and measurement in everyday life, allowing individuals to interpret data and tackle real-life situations. It is designed to develop the learner’s’ skills relevant to learning, life and work in an engaging and enjoyable way. The Course develops confidence in the subject and a positive attitude towards further study in mathematics and other subject areas which use mathematics.

On completing the course, students will have developed the confidence to know when to use mathematics and numeracy in real-life situations, select the most appropriate mathematical and numerical skills to use, know how to apply those skills, and then make informed choices based on their interpretation of the results.

Entry recommendation –  National 4/5 Applications of Maths are suitable for pupils working mainly at levels 2, 3 and 4.

Mathematics – National 4 or 5

The National 4/5 Maths course will motivate and challenge students by enabling them to select and apply mathematical techniques in a variety of mathematical and real-life situations. The course aims to develop confidence in the subject and a positive attitude towards further study in mathematics. You will also develop skills in manipulation of abstract terms in order to solve problems and to generalise; interpret, communicate and manage information in mathematical form, skills which are vital to scientific and technological research and development; develop skills in using mathematical language and to explore mathematical ideas and develop skills relevant to learning, life and work in an engaging and enjoyable way.

Entry requirement – none for National 4 Maths but a sound understanding of basic mathematical concepts built up in S1-S3 is required for National 5 Maths.

Mathematics – Higher
Higher Mathematics is a demanding course and consists of three mandatory units which require students to demonstrate a detailed understanding of algebra, geometry, graphicacy and elementary calculus.

Entry recommendation – a grade A or B pass at National 5.

Mathematics -Advanced Higher
Extends a student’s knowledge developed during the Higher in topics such as calculus, graphicacy and recurrence relations. It also introduces a variety of new concepts such as matrices for solving systems of linear equations, complex numbers, mathematical proof, vector equations of lines and planes, matrices, their applications to geometrical transformations and the Maclaurin series with simple applications.

Entry recommendation – an A or B grade at Higher level.

Home Learning
Home learning activities are an important part of all courses.

Further Information
SQA Subjects Pages – http://goo.gl/uBaz0
Education Scotland Subject Pages – http://goo.gl/A2i1f
Nat 5 Maths Revision Booklet
Maths course letter
SQA Information on N5 Maths Units