Mathematics S1 – S3

Mathematics S1-3 Broad general education

This subject aims to teach pupils to learn how to describe, tackle and solve problems which require the use of mathematical knowledge and techniques. Students are encouraged to see mathematics as arising out of problem solving, often in the real world. Emphasis is placed on the skills of checking and estimating and on the importance of appreciating the accuracy of a measurement or calculation. A practical and investigative approach is promoted wherever appropriate. Both calculator and mental calculation skills are essential components of this subject.

Mathematics courses are designed to ensure all pupils progress no matter their level of ability. Pupils are allocated a specific course based entirely on their level of ability demonstrated throughout first, second and third year.

Learning experiences and outcomes