Subject co-ordinator: Mr Norman Hipwell
The mathematics department is located on the first floor of the new building. Each room is equipped with an interactive whiteboard. Currently there are 12 teachers in the department, a dynamic team with a passion for mathematics.
We teach the Ordinary and Higher level syllabus to both Junior and Leaving Certificate standard and offer Foundation level where appropriate. The IB course offers Higher level, Standard level and Maths Studies. The classes are set according to the student’s ability and we cater for students of all abilities.
In First year all students compete in the Junior mathematics competition. This competition helps to discover those students with a very high standard of mathematical ability. Based on Junior Certificate results, some students are invited to compete in The Irish mathematical Olympiad competition. In Sixth year a team represents the college in a national Leaving Certificate mathematics competition.
The Project Maths course started in September 2010 with changes to papers as follows: