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Mathematics

Staff

  • Mrs A. Mowat (PT)
  • Ms R. Moar
  • Ms H. O’Connor
  • Mr A. Walker

Department

We have four well equipped classrooms and two storage cupboards.

Courses

Course Choice 2021-22

BGE

Mathematics BGE 2021-22

Senior Phase (S4-6)

Maths Applications N4 & N5 2021-22

Maths N4 2021-22

Maths N5 2021-22

Maths H 2021-22

Maths AH 2021-22

 

We cater for all pupils throughout their time at Stromness Academy regardless of their starting point by offering Mathematics (BGE S1-3, N4/N5/Higher/AH) and Applications of Mathematics (N3/N4/N5).

Senior Phase S4-6 (SQA)

National 4 Higher
National 5 Advanced Higher

Extras

We extend and widen pupils’ interest in Maths with the use of IT and problem solving.

  • We pay for the MyMaths licence which is a Mathematical website covering topics and levels from S1 to S6. We use this site for homework and learning and teaching in the classroom.

  • We use Sumdog regularly in S1 to S3 for local and national competitions.

  • We take part in the UKMT Challenge competitions to improve problem solving.

Support

We pride ourselves on being an open and caring department. We offer regular supported study throughout the year at lunchtimes and after school on a Tuesday.  In the run up to assessments and exams we try to be available more frequently to support the students.

 

Links

Numeracy for Parents: A Guide for parents as to how topics involving numbers are taught within Stromness Academy

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***COVID-19 guidance reminder for staff and pupils returning to the classroom***(Lorraine) The Council is reminding school staff and pupils of COVID-19 measures still in place to try and keep everyone safe as they return to the classroom after the October break.The Scottish Government have been asking for some time now that people undertake twice-weekly lateral flow device tests and this has also been the case for staff and secondary pupils in schools. With all schools across the county due back on Monday, 25 October, we would appeal to all our school staff and secondary pupils to schedule one of their regular LFD tests shortly before they return – as was the advice following the summer break.Orkney Islands Council Executive Director of Education, Leisure and Housing, James Wylie, said: “Following the recent outbreak and in the build up to the October holidays we saw significant engagement in the LFD process. It is imperative that we pick up where we left off. All school staff and secondary pupils are strongly encouraged to restart twice-weekly at-home LFD testing in the week prior to return. The advice states that ideally, staff and secondary pupils should take the second weekly test either in the morning before leaving for the first day of school or the evening before.“It is really important that you record your results online, whether positive, negative or void. This helps public health experts understand what levels of COVID-19 are and can inform policy on things like future mitigations in schools.“Testing can help reduce the risks of COVID-19 outbreaks in schools. This, in turn, can help reduce the numbers of staff or children and young people that will have to self-isolate due to outbreaks.”All schools offered test kits to staff and pupils prior to the October break, which can be used for these purposes. If any staff or pupils have not received test kits, they can access them in a range of different ways, including ordering online for home delivery, or collecting kits from your nearest test site or pharmacy, such as Sutherlands in Kirkwall and Stromness, and Boots.

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