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Welcome


Welcome


Hello and welcome to Carluke High School Mathematics Department.


J Anderson

My name is Jim Anderson and I am the Principal Teacher of Mathematics. I have been part of Carluke High School for 28 years now and I am going nowhere!

I hope you will find the information below useful and your child has a good experience in our department. We will endeavour to communicate with you through letters home, notes in jotters and formative assessment grids after assessments.

If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the school and ask for myself to resolve any issues you have regarding your son/daughter’s Maths education. We are here to help and I would encourage you to send your son/daughter to come and speak to his/her maths teacher if they have difficulties. My door, (room B007) is always open first thing in the morning to help with homework issues.


The Mathematics Department at Carluke High School aims to provide a learning experience that challenges, stimulates and supports all pupils as they journey towards achieving their mathematical potential. We aim to provide all students with the necessary skills in Maths and Numeracy to equip them for life beyond school.

The department comprises of nine highly skilled and motivational teachers who work hard to create a learning environment where all pupils can develop character, confidence, courage and kindness.


Homework, notes, revision material and booklets can all be found on Google Classroom for each class. Pupils will be given a code to join a class by their Maths teacher each year. If for whatever reason the student have difficulty accessing the materials, please do not hesitate to contact the school and we can arrange paper copies to go home.


Staff
Mr J Anderson (Head of Department)
Mrs P Gillespie
Ms A King (0.6)
Mrs N McCormack
Mrs A Mullen
Mrs S Tarbard
Miss Turnbull
Mr Larkin

BGE
All classes S1-S3 will be broadband set and follow a broad general education in Mathematics based on the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. Pupils will start in either a 3rd Level class following our S1 Red course or a 2nd Level class following our Blue course based on their Primary reports. This pattern is then extended into S2 and S3 as can be seen from the table below.

S1 S2 S3
3rd level
Red Course
3rd & 4th Level
Green Course
4th Level + Extension
Purple Course
2nd level
Blue Course
3rd level
Yellow Course
3rd & 4th Level
Orange Course


Senior Phase


In the senior phase we offer the following courses:

• National 3 Applications of Mathematics

• National 4 Applications of Mathematics

• National 5 Applications of Mathematics

• National 5 Mathematics

• Higher Mathematics

• Advanced Higher Mathematics


By the time we get to January of S3 we should be able to start and make recommendations for all of our students. The majority of pupils who followed the 4th Level + Extension Purple course should be recommended for National 5 Mathematics in S4 then Higher in S5, for some pupils who have found this S3 course demanding will be recommended to follow National 5 Applications of Maths in S4.

The majority of pupils who followed the 3rd and 4th Level Orange course should be recommended for National 4 Applications of Mathematics in S4 then National 5 Applications of Maths in S5, for some pupils who have performed particularly well in S3 will be recommended to follow National 5 Applications of Maths in S4.

An Application of Mathematics course is more meaningful for some our young people and focuses on skills that are required for life. This course both at National 3, 4 and 5 explores the applications of mathematical techniques and skills in everyday situations, including financial matters, statistics and measurement. The skills, knowledge and understanding in the course also support learning in other curriculum areas, such as technology, health and wellbeing, science and social studies.

Pupils who find algebra and trigonometry challenging in S3 should be encouraged to follow the pathway for Applications of Maths. Once an A or B pass at National 5 Applications of Maths has been achieved students can then progress to National 5 Mathematics and then onto Higher if so desired. The diagram below shows the possible pathways.

National 3 Applications of Mathematics

National 4 Applications of Mathematics

National 5 Applications of Mathematics      ---------      National 5 Mathematics

                                                                               National 6 Higher Mathematics

                                                                               National 7 Advanced Higher Mathematics

The table below shows the progression route from BGE into the Senior Phase.

S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
3rd level
Red Course
3rd & 4th Level
Green
Course 4th Level + Extension Purple
Course
National 5 Maths Higher Advanced Higher
2nd level
Blue Course
3rd level
Yellow Course
3rd & 4th Level
Orange Course
National 4 Applications of Maths National 5 Applications of Maths National 5 Maths





 

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