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Mathematics Department







Mrs P Durward (PT)

Mr M Bartnik

Mr C Fenton

Mrs J Greig

Miss K Kane

Mr K McArtney

Mrs N Munro

Miss C Nugent

Mr S Thomson


Why study Mathematics?


At St John’s RC High School every member of the Mathematics department is committed to helping every pupil achieve their full potential.  Studying Mathematics provides the skills for making decisions both inside and outside the classroom.


These decisions can be making sure you are planning enough time for a journey or making sure you get the correct change from a shop.  Mathematics can also be used to make important life decisions such as choosing the best mortgage for your property.

In school Mathematics is used in science and other subjects and also provides access to University courses such as engineering, sciences and primary teaching.

Outside of school Mathematics and Numeracy are used in a wide range of jobs.  Mathematics is also vital in research and can be used to analyse and solve problems.


Courses on Offer


S1, S2 and S3

All S1, S2 and S3 pupils come to maths 4 periods per week.

All classes are set which allows the class teacher to challenge each pupil to achieve their full potential.




S4 pupils come to maths 5 periods per week and study their National Qualifications.

Pupils follow either National 3, National 4 or National 5 depending on their progress through S1-S3.  The pupils will complete Unit Assessments and an Added Value unit.


S5 and S6


S5 and S6 pupils are currently offered National 4 Life Skills, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses.

Pupils studying National 4 Life Skills will have 5 periods per week.

Pupils studying National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher will have 6 periods per week.



Links to Websites






Bitesize maths

SQA Past Papers


Free resources for all courses