Garnock Academy Mathematics Department

Welcome to the website for the Garnock Academy Mathematics Department.

Staff members

In the Mathematics Department we aim to help pupils:

During the first three years of secondary education pupils continue to follow the Curriculum for Excellence programme begun in Primary School. In S1 they follow a scheme which provides for each pupil work appropriate to individual needs, interests and abilities. This includes formal class lessons to provide reinforcement of important facts and concepts, as well as practice in the necessary mathematical techniques. There is regular practice of mental mathematics.

Mathematics is at heart a problem solving activity, and doing mathematics means using these facts and skills in an intelligent way to solve problems of a kind not necessarily encountered before. Problem solving is therefore given explicit attention, and pupils are introduced to a variety of problems in a range of contexts.

National courses are offered at the following levels: