Mathematics

Meet the GCurmi HSS Mathematics Staff:

Mr Emmanuel Cardona        Head of Department
Ms Alexandra Azzopardi
Ms Sonia Camilleri
Mr Kevin Debono
Mr John Fenech
Mr Stephen Meachen
Ms Antoinette Micallef
Ms Annette Muscat
Mr Mark Psaila
Ms Joanne Scicluna
Mr Karl Spiteri
Mr George Tedesco
Mr Ivan Tonna
 

 

    

MATHEMATICS

Mathematics at the Higher Secondary School, provides a body of learning suitable not only for the specialist in Mathematics, but also for those students whose main interest lies in the scientific, technological and commercial spheres.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to study Mathematics at Intermediate and Advanced levels should have covered the topics of Paper 2A of Mathematics at SEC level. It is also recommended that students taking Applied Mathematics at Advanced Level should also opt for Pure Mathematics at Intermediate level.

Students who obtain a good grade at 'A' level Mathematics have wide career opportunities. Mathematics (Pure or Applied) at 'A' or 'INT' level is usually one of the obligatory or preferred subjects required for entry into University in all the courses related to Science, Engineering and Information Technology and also Commerce, Education and Medicine.

The Matriculation Board has granted a concession to Matriculation students to choose both Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics but at different levels.

 

SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS 2011 - 2012

 

Pure Mathematics

Advanced Level: 

For Pure Mathematics at Advanced Level a Grade 3 or higher in Mathematics is recommended.  However students who obtain a Grade 4 or 5 can choose this subject at Advanced Level.  The necessary topics not covered for SEC Paper B will be briefly covered during the first few weeks of the course.

Intermediate Level: 

For Pure Mathematics at Intermediate Level a Grade 4 or higher in Mathematics is recommended.  However students who obtain a Grade 5 can choose this subject at Intermediate Level.  As in Advanced Level, the necessary topics not covered for SEC Paper B will be briefly covered during the first few weeks of the course.

 

Applied Mathematics

It is strongly recommended that students taking Applied Mathematics at Advanced Level will take Pure Mathematics at Intermediate Level.  Before choosing Applied Mathematics at Advanced Level the student should consult the webpage

http://mathematics.gchss.com/applied_maths.html

 

Advanced Level: 

For Applied Mathematics at Advanced Level a Grade 3 or higher in Mathematics is recommended.  Students with lower grades will not be allowed to choose this subject at Advanced Level.

Intermediate Level: 

For Applied Mathematics at Intermediate Level a Grade 4 or higher in Mathematics is recommended.  Students with a Grade 5 will be allowed to opt for this subject at Intermediate Level.

SEC Course:

This course is the most popular. It is offered to those students who failed their SEC exam or wish to obtain a better grade. The students are prepared for the Core Paper and Paper 2B.

Three lectures per week.

Intermediate Level:

Both Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics are offered at Intermediate Level.

Three lectures per week.

Advanced Level:

Both Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics are offered at Advanced Level.

Five lectures plus one tutorial per week.