Mathematics

Welcome to Braes High Mathematics Department.

On this part of the website you will find information and materials on all of the courses we offer.

In S1-S3 pupils follow a broad general education course. This course covers a variety of topics to give them a flavour of Mathematics at Secondary school level. The courses have two main strands: Algebra and Numeracy. Each block of work also covers another key skill from the Level 3 or 4 outcomes.

Pupils in S1 will re-enforce their numeracy knowledge and skills using Numeracy Ninjas, ensuring they have sufficient numerical fitness.

At the end of each Block pupils will have the responsibility of evaluating their own learning and minimal time will be spent in class doing this, hence they must treat it as homework or revision material. We would encourage all parents/carers to get involved in this. Learning evaluation packs will be issued to pupils to help with this revision. Pupils will be required to master each topic before progressing, hence consolidation of content will be required where specific weaknesses are identified. Teachers will provide feedback and opportunities for corrective teaching and extension work where appropriate.

Pupils move into the senior phase is S4 where we offer a range of courses at different levels

Nat 3
Applications of Mathematics

National 4
Mathematics
Applications of Mathematics

National 5
Mathematics
Applications of Mathematics

Higher
Mathematics
Statistics Unit
Applications of Mathematics (from session 2021-2022)

Advanced Higher
Mathematics
Statistics (Offered as a self-teaching course with support from staff)

There is also an opportunity for pupils to complete the Numeracy Unit at an appropriate level.

Pupils in the senior phase undertake weekly low stakes assessments to help them with their ongoing studies and allow staff to track any misconceptions and provide support to young people where appropriate. This is backed up by weekly supported study session available both at lunch and after school.

In addition, end of block assessments are in place to ensure pupils are regularly exposed to exam style question under exam conditions and revision booklets provided to support young people with these.

There is a wide range of additional opportunities for pupils to engage in mathematics. These include Puzzle of the Week, UKMT Team and Individual Challenge, and Young Mathematician of the Year. In the senior phase we also run Pizza Evenings, Study Breakfasts and Braes Study Camp (along with English Faculty)

Leanne Simpson

Faculty Head of Maths

Claire Haggon

Faculty Head of Mathematics

Maureen Dickson

Teacher of Maths

Tracey Jennings

Teacher of Maths

Donna Paterson

Teacher of Mathematics

Sharon Robins

Teacher of Maths

Claire O'Donnell

Teacher of Mathematics

Rachel Halliday

Teacher of Maths

Sarah Lumsden

Teacher of Maths