Maths

Welcome to the Maths Department

For course notes and revision notes, please visit the Braes Maths Website – enjoy!

Courses offered:

S1 – S3 BGE
National 4 Mathematics
National 5 Mathematics
Higher Mathematics
Advanced Higher Mathematics
Personal Finance SCQF Level 5

Description of each course:

National 4 Mathematics & National 5 Mathematics

These courses are designed to develop the learner’s skills in using mathematical language, to explore mathematical ideas, and to develop skills relevant to learning, life and work in an engaging and enjoyable way. They will build on prior learning and develop:

  • Operational skills in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics
  • Reasoning skills of investigation, problem solving, analysis and modelling
  • Numeracy skills in number processes and information handling

 

Higher Mathematics

The Course aims to:

  • motivate and challenge learners by enabling them to select and apply mathematical techniques in a variety of mathematical situations
  • develop confidence in the subject and a positive attitude towards further study in mathematics and the use of mathematics in employment
  • deliver in-depth study of mathematical concepts and the ways in which mathematics describes our world
  • allow learners to interpret, communicate and manage information in mathematical form; skills which are vital to scientific and technological research and development
  • deepen the learner’s skills in using mathematical language and exploring advanced mathematical ideas

 

Advanced Higher Mathematics

The Advanced Higher Mathematics Course enables learners to select and apply complex mathematical techniques in a variety of mathematical situations. Learners interpret, analyse, communicate and manage information in mathematical form, while exploring more advanced techniques.

 

Personal Finance SCQF Level 5

The Certificate in Personal Finance is offered as a partnership between the SQA and the Institute of Financial Services.  It is a level 5 qualification and is designed to provide a broad awareness and understanding of issues relating to personal finance.

 

Staff Members

Mrs Simpson (Faculty Head)
Miss Dickson (Acting Faculty Head)
Mrs Dickson
Miss Halliday
Miss Jennings
Mrs McIntyre
Mrs McNaughton
Mr Palmer
Miss Robins

 

Further information on each course, the SQA specifications can be accessed by clicking the relevant link below

Advanced Higher
Higher
National 5
National 4
Personal Finance