The Mathematics Department
Mrs N McGarry Principal Teacher of Mathematics
Miss L Noonan Teacher of Mathematics
Mr M Barnes Teacher of Mathematics (0.6FTE)
Mrs A Byers Teacher of Mathematics/Principal Teacher of Guidance/GIRFEC
Mr T McGuigan Teacher of Mathematics/Principal Teacher of Guidance
Ms A Neil Teacher of Mathematics/Depute Headteacher (Carrick)
The department strives to achieve exceptionally high standards in the Learning and Teaching of Mathematics in order to maximise the potential of all pupils, regardless of the level of their ability and look to install in them a confidence to use the mathematical and numerical skills they are taught.
The Mathematics Course in S1, S2 and S3
In S1 and S2 all pupils will attend Maths for four periods every week, in S3 they attend five periods per week. Pupils will also experience numeracy in all other subjects across the curriculum.
The S1, S2 and S3 courses cover all the key areas of Curriculum for Excellence, with a particular emphasis on developing a deep understanding of whole numbers, fractions, percentages and decimals.
Mathematics courses in S4, S5 and S6
In the Senior Phase, pupils work on courses that lead towards National Qualifications at the end of S4, S5 and S6.
In S4, S5 and S6, pupils can choose to take courses in the Maths department. Each course takes five periods per week. Courses currently offered in the Maths department in S5 and S6 lead to awards in:
- Lifeskills Mathematics at National 3 level.
- Mathematics at National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels.
Careers in Mathematics
Maths is important in a large number of career areas including: Science, Engineering, Construction, Technology, Finance, Business, Commerce, IT and Education