The department will aim to support the development of young people as:
This will be achieved through:
The study of maths develops a number of important transferrable skills:
Mr Christie (PTC)
Mr Berry (NQT)
BGE Curriculum S1 – S3
Senior Phase S4 – S6
We offer courses in National 3 and National 4 Applications of Mathematics. We also offer
courses in National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Mathematics.
At National 4 level, the courses are internally assessed under exam conditions as required
by SQA and at National 5 level and above, the certified assessment is carried out using an
external examination set and marked by SQA in May each year.
There is no coursework contributing to the course awards in Mathematics at any level.
Learners who have achieved an A or B at National 5 have the best chances of success at
Higher, while those who have achieved the National 5 Numeracy unit while taking a National
4 course, tend to cope best with National 5 Mathematics.
The department runs formal revision classes for certificate classes, usually between January and April each year. There are also drop in sessions run by individual teachers.
The department also runs a Maths club. Here we play board games including chess,
Warhammer, problem solving games and much more! This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and have some fun.