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Acting Principal Teacher | Mr Euan Farquharson

Faculty Overview  

  • Mr Joseph Craig
  • Mrs Sarah Lyall
  • Mr Duncan Lyall
  • Mr David Kingston

Curriculum Overview

BROAD DESCRIPTION 

To encourage pupils to aim high and to work hard to achieve this,

To develop pupils’ confidence in using Mathematics,

To teach pupils how to calculate mentally, using paper and pencil and using calculators and computers,

To allow pupils to investigate solve problems emphasising the practical nature of Mathematics and helping pupils understand the importance of Mathematics in modern life.

 

National 3: Mathematics 

There are 3 units: - 

  • Manage Money and Data 
  • Shape, Space and Measures 
  • Numeracy 

Each unit is internally assessed on a pass/fail basis.

 

National 4: Mathematics 

There are 3 units: - 

  • Expressions and Formulae 
  • Relationships 
  • Numeracy Units are internally assessed. 

Overall pass/fail is awarded when Added Value Test is completed.

 

National 5: Mathematics

There are 3 units: - 

  • Expressions and Formulae 
  • Relationships 
  • Applications 

Each unit is internally assessed on a pass/fail basis. N5 EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT 

There are 2 papers:- · Paper 1 (non-calculator) 50 marks. · Paper 2 (calculator) 60 marks. Candidates must pass both the internal and external assessments.

 

HIGHER There are 3 units:- 

  • Unit1: Expressions and Functions: - logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric expressions and vectors. 
  • Unit 2: Relationships and Calculus: - algebraic and trigonometric equations and calculus· Unit 3: Applications: - straight line, circles, sequences and calculus in context. 

Entry to this course requires National 5 skills, knowledge and understanding. Each unit will be internally assessed on a pass/fail basis.

 EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT There are 2 papers:-

  • Paper 1 (non-calculator) 70 minutes, 60 marks. 
  • Paper 2 (calculator) 90 minutes, 70 marks. 

To gain an award, candidates must pass both the internal unit tests and the external assessment. 

 

ADVANCED HIGHER MATHEMATICS

Methods in Algebra and Calculus (Advanced Higher) 

♦ use mathematical operational skills linked to methods in algebra and calculus Applications of Algebra and Calculus (Advanced Higher) 

♦ use mathematical operational skills linked to applications of algebra and calculus 

♦ use mathematical reasoning skills linked to applications of algebra and calculus Geometry, Proof and Systems of Equations (Advanced Higher) 

♦ use mathematical operational skills linked to geometry, proof and systems of equations


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