The Department

Mr R.Oliphant                          Faculty Head of Mathematics  & Computing Mrs S.Murray                          Teacher of Mathematics

Mrs N.Mann                            Teacher of Mathematics

Mrs L.Long                              Teacher of Mathematics

Mr K.O'Brien                           Teacher of Mathematics






Mathematics is one of the core subjects for all pupils in S1 to S4. Although Mathematics is not compulsory in S5 and S6, many students continue their study of mathematics to gain qualifications to equip them for life, further learning and the world of work.


Our main departmental aim is to prepare students to become successful learners and confident individuals and enable them to take their place in society, by providing them with the mathematical skills and numerical skills required to do so.




The department provides jotters and various other equipment and resources for use in and out of class, but all pupils are expected to bring a pencil and have their own calculator.




We encourage pupils to participate in mathematical activities/competitions including:- Scottish Mathematical Challenge

United Kingdom Maths Challenge (S1 to S4)

North Ayrshire Council Enterprising Maths Competition

Sumdog Competitions

World Maths Day.


Useful Resources


The Irvine Royal Academy Mathematics Department encourage pupils to regularly practice their mathematical skills at home and is a great resource for extra practice.


The school log in details are:-

Username: irvinera

Password: ratio


S1-S3 Resources

National 4 Resources

National 5 Resources

Higher Resources