Maths Department


Welcome to the Magherafelt High School Maths department homepage.


All pupils study Mathematics for 5 years. The emphasis of the course is on developing Mathematics knowledge and skills which will help pupils in problem solving activties. A wide variety of teaching strategies are used to promote learning and pupils understanding of mathematical concepts.


In the Mathematics department pupils are encouraged to apply their mathematics to everyday situations and develop an understanding of the contribution Mathematics makes to their subjects.


Key Stage 3


All pupils in Years 8-10 follow the revised Northern Ireland curriculum and complete Key Stage 3 examinations at the end of Year 10. Year 8 pupils are streamed to ensure that each pupil is working at a pace commensurate with their ability.


Maths fun days are organised to develop a positive and fun attitude towards this subject. Year 8 pupils attend Murderous Maths in W5 which is taken by the famous author of "Murderous Maths" books, Kjartan Poskitt.



Key Stage 4


All pupils in year 11 and 12 study GCSE Mathematics and are currently following the CCEA Two Tier Modular examinations