CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE | MATHEMATICS | PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE
Mathematics is important in our everyday life, allowing us to make sense of the world around us and to manage our lives. Using mathematics enables us to model real-life situations and make connections and informed predictions. It equips us with the skills we need to interpret and analyse information, simplify and solve problems, assess risk and make informed decisions.
Mathematics plays an important role in areas such as science or technologies, and is vital to research and development in fields such as engineering, computing science, medicine and finance. Learning mathematics gives children and young people access to the wider curriculum and the opportunity to pursue further studies and interests.
Because mathematics is rich and stimulating, it engages and fascinates learners of all ages, interests and abilities. Learning mathematics develops logical reasoning, analysis, problem-solving skills, creativity and the ability to think in abstract ways. It uses a universal language of numbers and symbols which allows us to communicate ideas in a concise, unambiguous and rigorous way.
At Denny High School we deliver three different BGE courses to suit the needs of our learners; namely the Triangle, Square and Pentagon courses. All pupils will work on similar topics throughout the year but the level of difficulty will be different in each course.
Please click on the pictures below to see our BGE course outline and BGE Progression Pathways.
NB As per SQA guidance, pupils will only be recommended to progress on to a course at the next level if they have demonstrated a secure understanding of the concepts covered in their current course. Further information on Senior Phase Progression Pathways can be found here.