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Published: 14 March 2019

The Mathematics Department has been using Mathletics since December to set home learning tasks and also promote independent learning. So far, results look positive with increasing usage, engagement and improvement.

All parents/carers can create a parent account which they can use to monitor their child's progress. You can create this account using the steps found in this parent letter. ​You will need your child's  login details to create the account.

Published: 10 March 2019

Maths Department Masterclasses continue this week. So at lunchtime or after school we have:

  • Solving Trig Equations for National 5; and
  • Composite and Inverse Functions for Higher.

In addition we are running our second Friday afternoon study session from 12.30-1.30pm this week.

  • National 5 will focus on quadratic equations and graphs (factorised form) in Mr Wren's room; and
  • Higher will focus on Area under a curve/ between two curves in Mr Tait's room.

Click here to view the timetable of masterclasses up until Study Leave.

Published: 04 March 2019

This week's revision is as follows;

  • NATIONAL 5: Simultaneous Equations
  • HIGHER: Differentiate/ Integrate Trig. Functions

In addition we also have our first Friday afternoon study session from 12.30-2pm. The National 5 Masterclass will focus on factorising/ completing the square and the Higher will focus on Double Angle & Addition Formulae.


Click here to view the timetable of masterclasses up until Study Leave.

Mr Blair


Published: 27 February 2019

With Exams fast approaching we want to help make sure that you are aware of the Supported Study the Mathematics Department offers.

In addition to lunchtime and after-school opportunities Monday to Thursday we are offering some Friday afternoon sessions starting from 1230. National 5 and Higher groups will participate in separate workshop Masterclasses we've specifically chosen based on Curriculum Quiz/ Prelim results and also our knowledge of the Exam. All are welcome to attend!

Click here to view the timetable of topic specific sessions.

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Published: 20 February 2019

Candidates sitting Higher Administration & IT have known about this date (provisionally) for several months, but it can now be confirmed that they will sit their 2-hour practical assignment on Wednesday 20 March 2019 from 1.30 pm.

Full attendance is essential as the SQA collect these for marking soon after this time.

It is expected that candidates will spend considerable time after-school within the Business Education Department before this date for additional support on their practical work to maximise opportunities for marks.  The assignment is worth 70 marks, with the theory exam in May being worth 50 marks.