Staff

 

Mrs Amy Henderson (Principal Teacher)
Mrs Mairi Brindle
Mrs Lorraine Cochrane
Mr Brian Davidson
Miss Heather Lloyd
Mr Mark Paton
Miss Heather Preece
Mrs Catriona Stirling

 

Courses

 

All pupils study mathematics in first and second year. During third year, pupils are placed in a class leading to an appropriate qualification. Currently, we have pupils following courses in Mathematics, leading eventually to a Higher course, and others following courses in Applications of Mathematics. For all pupils, there will be an appropriate course available in S5, should they wish to continue to study the subject.

Applications of Mathematics courses at levels N4 and N5 will prepare young people for careers in many sectors including finance, technology and others.

Mathematics courses at N4 and N5 lead to Higher Mathematics and specialisation beyond in the field of mathematics, engineering and associated fields.

 

Careers Using Maths

 

Studying maths helps develop skills in logical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making, which are valued by employers across many job sectors.

Jobs directly related to Maths include:

  • Acoustic consultant
  • Actuarial analyst
  • Actuary
  • Chartered accountant
  • Chartered certified accountant
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Investment analyst
  • Research scientist (maths)
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Software engineer
  • Statistician
  • Systems developer

Jobs where Maths is really useful include:

  • CAD technician
  • Civil Service fast streamer
  • Financial manager
  • Financial trader
  • Game designer
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Meteorologist
  • Operational researcher
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Software tester

 

Useful Links

 

Numeracy and Mathematics – Education Scotland
Mathematics – SQA
Maths Careers

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