- Mr McCreesh (Head of Maths)
- Mr Short (Head of Junior School)
- Mrs McCann (Numeracy Co-Ordinator)
- Mrs Dolan
- Mrs Johnston
The Mathematics Department is comprised of an enthusiastic and motivated team of teachers who actively promote the enjoyment of Mathematics. All students are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential through high quality teaching and learning experiences along with outstanding levels of support.
The St Joseph’s Mathematics department aims to stimulate students’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment of Mathematics and to equip each student with the basic Mathematical skills for further study and adult working life.
“The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.”
KEY STAGE 3:
Year 8, 9 and 10 students follow a rich and varied programme in Mathematics in line with the Revised Curriculum for Northern Ireland. Year 8 & 9 pupils are taught in mixed ability classes and are then streamed in Year 10 in preparation for their GCSE exams.
Pupils participate in external competitions such the UK Junior Maths Challenge and Children in Crossfire. These challenges help enhance the image of mathematics and motivate pupils in their learning. With an increased emphasis on the STEM subjects within the revised Curriculum we offer our pupils the opportunity to visit the STEM Centre in Dungannon where they enjoy a fun filled day of activities.
KEY STAGE 4:
Pupils can follow a number of pathways at Key Stage 4 –
- CCEA modular specification for both higher and foundation candidates
- CCEA Further Maths for those interested in pursuing A-Level Maths
- CCEA Essential Skills Level 1 and Level 2.
KEY STAGE 5:
Pupils at A-Level follow the Edexcel Modular Specification -
- AS Level Modules – C1, C2, M1
- A2 Modules – C3, C4, S1
Extra Curricular activities in the Mathematics Department
The Mathematics Department runs after school classes to support student’s learning. GCSE Higher and Foundation revision classes are held on a weekly basis.
The after school Numeracy club and Izak 9 club offers extra support to Year 8 and Year 9 students who are struggling with mathematical concepts. Pupils learn in a variety of ways such as through games, quizzes and using the IWB. This makes Maths more interesting and fun for the pupils whilst reinforcing what is learnt in the classroom.