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Aboyne Academy


Course Information:

S1-2 Broad General Education - Core

S3 - Broad General Education - Core

Mathematics, for more information - click here

S4-6 - Senior Phase - Pupil Choice

Mathematics - National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher, for further information - click here

Additional Mathematical Activities

In addition to our maths curriculum, pupils have the opportunity to participate in a variety of additional mathematical activities.

Scottish Maths Challenge

Available for all pupils in S1-S4, this is a national competition organised by the Scottish Mathematical Council.  Two sets of problems are sent to the school during each academic year.  Pupils are expected to attempt the problems at home and write up an explanation of their solutions.  The school collates responses and forwards them to the Scottish Maths Council for marking.  Marks are then returned to the school and pupils can be offered an award at Bronze, Silver or Gold level.

Mathematical Masterclasses

Available for pupils in S2, the masterclasses are organised by Techfest-Setpoint and designed introduce enthusiastic young mathematicians to new topics outside of their normal school curriculum and give them the opportunity to work with other youngsters, teachers and university lecturers.  They consist of a series of 8 workshop sessions which are held on a Saturday in Aberdeen.

Enterprising Maths

This is a national competition for a team of 4 pupils, 2 from S2 and 2 from S3, which is a one-day local event (usually during a school day in June).  Pupils are expected to research a given topic and display their findings as a poster presentation, then take part in a variety of different mathematical puzzles and problems.

Maths in the Pipeline

This is a one-day event for a group of pupils from S4 organised by Techfest-Setpoint in conjunction with several oil and gas companies.   The aim of the event is to apply mathematical knowledge, develop teamwork skills, learn about the oil and gas industry and communicate with industry professionals.  The event is held during the school day at one of the oil companies offices in Aberdeen.

STEM in the Pipeline

This is a three-month project for a group of S6 pupils organised by Techfest-Setpoint in conjunction with several oil and gas companies.  Pupils have the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to a realistic industry problem (developing an oilfield) and are supported throughout by industry professionals.  On completion of the task, they have to submit a written report and present their results to a panel of industry experts.


Karen Birnie - Principal Teacher

Louise Batchelor

Hazel Connolly

Ruth Crawford

Rona Lindsay

Rebecca Morrison (Maternity leave)

Diane Shepherd