Mathematics is important in our everyday life, allowing us to make sense of the world around us and to manage our lives.  It equips us with the skills we need to interpret and analyse information, simplify and solve problems, assess risk and make informed decisions.

Mathematics plays an important role in areas such as science or technologies, and is vital to research and development in fields such as engineering, computing science, medicine and finance. Learning mathematics gives children and young people access to the wider curriculum and the opportunity to pursue further studies and interests.

Courses and Qualifications

S1 – S3

CfE Broad General Education


National 4 and National 5 Maths                                                                 National 3 and National 4 Lifeskills Maths


National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher

Further Info

Maths Drop-in Sessions

The Mathematics Department at Forres Academy strive to give pupils the support that they need. We offer Maths drop-in sessions for all year groups to attend where they can get extra help and support from one of our experienced teachers.                                       They run from 15:30 to 16:30 every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Also, from 13:00 to 13:30 every Tuesday and Wednesday. Pupils can attend to get help with homework, if they needs to do some revision or if they just have a question they need answered.

Maths Challenge

In addition to our Maths Curriculum, pupils have the opportunity to participate in a variety of additional mathematical activities.

Scottish Maths Challenge

Available for all pupils in S1-S6, this is a national competition organised by the Scottish Mathematical Council. Pupils are given two sets of problems to attempt at home and write up an explanation of their solutions. They can be offered an award at Bronze, Silver or Gold level.

UK Individual Mathematics Challenge

The UKMT Individual Maths Challenges are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate pupils interest in maths. The three levels cover the secondary school range 11-18 and together they attract over 600,000 entries from over 4,000 schools and colleges.

UK Team Mathematics Challenge

The UKMT Team Challenges promote mathematical dexterity, teamwork and communication skills. They also give pupils the opportunity to compete against pupils from other schools in their region and if they are successful other teams nationally.

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