S1-3 Mathematics
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All S1 pupils follow a Broad General Education (BGE), initially in mixed ability classes, but later in classes that have been set (based on results of two assessments in September and October, although using information from primary school too).  A small number of pupils may move class again in February if progress differs significantly from October.

Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Levels 2 and 3 are the main levels being covered (but some pupils may require CfE Level 1 or even Early Level). 
 
All subjects have “experiences and outcomes (Es & Os)”: a title which “recognises the importance of the quality and nature of the learning experience in developing attributes and capabilities and in achieving active engagement, motivation and depth of learning, whilst an ‘outcome’ represents what is to be achieved.”

Within the mathematics Es & Os, there are also Numeracy Es & Os which form an important part of the mathematics education of all pupils, as they include many of the numerical and analytical skills required in everyday life.

The mathematics Es & Os are structured within three main organisers, each of which contains a number of subdivisions:
 
Number, money and measure
Estimation and rounding
Number and number processes
Multiples, factors and primes
Powers and roots
Fractions, decimal fractions and percentages
Money
Time
Measurement
Mathematics – its impact on the world, past, present and future
Patterns and relationships
Expressions and equations.

Shape, position and movement
Properties of 2D shapes and 3D objects
Angle, symmetry and transformation. 

Information handling
Data and analysis
Ideas of chance and uncertainty.

To access much more information about CfE Levels and their Es & Os, see https://www.education.gov.scot/Documents/numeracy-maths-eo.pdf

Recently, "Benchmarks" have been developed to provide clarity on the national standards expected within each curriculum area at each level. They set out clear lines of progression in numeracy and mathematics from Early to Fourth Levels. Their purpose is to make clear what learners need to know and be able to do to progress through the levels, and to support consistency in teachers’ and other practitioners’ professional judgements.
To access much more information about CfE Levels and their Benchmarks, see https://education.gov.scot/improvement/Documents/NumeracyandMathematicsBenchmarks.pdf

 

S2 Mathematics and Numeracy
 
All S2 pupils continue to follow a Broad General Education (BGE), covering work ranging mainly from Level 2 to Level 4 depending on mathematical ability, although some pupils will continue to work through earlier levels.

Some pupils may have moved set when transferring from S1 into S2, depending on their maths assessment scores throughout S1. 
 
All subjects have “experiences and outcomes (Es & Os)”: a title which “recognises the importance of the quality and nature of the learning experience in developing attributes and capabilities and in achieving active engagement, motivation and depth of learning, whilst an ‘outcome’ represents what is to be achieved.”

Within the mathematics Es & Os, there are also Numeracy Es & Os which form an important part of the mathematics education of all pupils, as they include many of the numerical and analytical skills required in everyday life.

The mathematics Es & Os are structured within three main organisers, each of which contains a number of subdivisions:

Number, money and measure
Estimation and rounding
Number and number processes
Multiples, factors and primes
Powers and roots
Fractions, decimal fractions and percentages
Money
Time
Measurement
Mathematics – its impact on the world, past, present and future
Patterns and relationships
Expressions and equations.

Shape, position and movement
Properties of 2D shapes and 3D objects
Angle, symmetry and transformation.

Information handling
Data and analysis
Ideas of chance and uncertainty.

To access much more information about CfE Levels and their Es & Os, see https://www.education.gov.scot/Documents/numeracy-maths-eo.pdf

Recently, "Benchmarks" have been developed to provide clarity on the national standards expected within each curriculum area at each level. They set out clear lines of progression in numeracy and mathematics from Early to Fourth Levels. Their purpose is to make clear what learners need to know and be able to do to progress through the levels, and to support consistency in teachers’ and other practitioners’ professional judgements.
To access much more information about CfE Levels and their Benchmarks, see https://education.gov.scot/improvement/Documents/NumeracyandMathematicsBenchmarks.pdf

 


S3 Mathematics and Numeracy
 

Mathematics classes in S3 continue to be set, based on progress made in S2, and pupils start their National Qualifications courses whilst simultaneously covering Benchmarks and “experiences and outcomes (Es & Os)” at the corresponding Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) levels, especially if now following a National 3 (N3) or National 4 (N4) course.  (Please read the section above called "S2 Mathematics and Numeracy" if more information is required about Benchmarks and/or Es & Os.) 
Some pupils will have achieved CfE Level 4 by the end of S2 and so will be working on the National 5 (N5) course without the need to track a corresponding CfE level.

Those pupils who start N5 Maths in S3 will not finish the course by the end of S3 - they will continue with that course into S4, albeit that some will finish by January of that year and make a start on some topics from the Higher Maths course.

Similarly, pupils who start N4 Maths in S3 will not finish the course by the end of S3 - they will continue with that course into S4 and might start the N5 Maths course towards the end of the second term that year.

However, pupils who start the National 3 Applications of Mathematics course (previously called the National 3 Lifeskills Mathematics course) may finish it by the end of S3 and can progress to the National 4 Applications of Mathematics course (previously called the National 4 Lifeskills Mathematics course) in S4.  However, it is imperative to recognise that
pupils who are following an Applications of Mathematics course at N3 or N4 will not be able to progress onto the N5 Maths course until S6 (if at all) since they would be required to study the N4 Maths course in S5 first.  The content of the N4 Maths course (e.g. algebra and trigonometry) must be mastered in order to progress onto N5 Maths.
To access detailed information about each of these courses, including the differences between N4 Maths and N4 Applications of Maths,
click here.