Mathematics and Numeracy

Welcome to the Maths Department of Penicuik High School.

Here we provide more information on what is going on in the maths department as well as links to useful articles and documents on the rest of the web.

Staff

  • Mr M Atkinson (PT)
  • Mrs F Wilson
  • Mr D Saffhill
  • Mr C MacAndrew
  • Miss L Friel

Aims

The department will aim to support the development of young people as

  • Successful Learners
  • Confident Individuals
  • Responsible Citizens and
  • Effective Contributors

This will be achieved through

  • Encouraging youngsters to work hard
  • Raising the aspirations of youngsters
  • Promoting independent study
  • Engaging youngsters in high quality learning experiences
  • Creating an environment where youngsters feel comfortable to ask questions
  • Developing courses which allow all youngsters to experience success
  • Ongoing critical reflection on both staff’s and youngsters’ work.

S1, S2 and S3

We provide Curriculum for Excellence courses at three levels: Support Core and Extension.

S1 Term 1

  • Graphs and Charts
  • Whole Numbers
  • Angles
  • Decimals
  • Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Negative Numbers
  • Measurement

S1 Term 2

  • 2D Shape
  • Fractions
  • Formulae
  • Coordinates
  • Ratio
  • Scale Drawing

S1 Term 3

  • Percentages
  • Speed Distance and Time
  • 3D Shape
  • Symmetry
  • Decimals

S2 Term 1

  • Statistics
  • Algebra
  • Percentages
  • Fractions
  • Angles
  • Scale Drawing
  • Negative Numbers
  • Pythagoras or 2D Shape
  • Speed Distance and Time

S2 Term 2

  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Numberwork
  • Coordinates
  • Circle
  • Formulae

S2 Term 3

  • Symmetry
  • Straight Lines
  • Scale Drawing
  • Money

S4

In S4 work towards the Senior Phase qualifications, where we offer courses at National 3, 4 and 5….

S5 and S6

In the senior school we run a range of National Qualification courses…

Additional Support/Revision in Maths

There are a range of revision & homework classes taking place at lunchtimes and after school in the maths department.  You should ask your teacher for more information for your class.