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Stage 1 Specialist

Stage 1 – Specialist Mathematics (Year 11)

SACE Credits

10 per semester

Does this subject include an exam?



Successful completion of Year 10A Mathematics at a minimum A grade achievement level.

Course Content

Topics undertaken are:

● Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
● Geometry
● Vectors in a Plane
● Trigonometry
● Matrices
● Real and Complex Numbers

Students who want to undertake Specialist Mathematics at Stage 2 will need to complete:

● At least 10 credits of Specialist Mathematics at Stage 1
● Two 10-credit units of Stage 1 Mathematical Methods

Learning Requirements

In this subject, students are expected to:

  • understand mathematical concepts and relationships, making use of electronic technology to aid and enhance understanding

  • identify, collect, and organise mathematical information relevant to investigating and finding solutions to questions/problems taken from social, scientific, economic, or historical contexts

  • recognise and apply the mathematical techniques needed when analysing and solving a problem in context

  • interpret results, draw conclusions and reflect on the reasonableness of these in the context of a problem

  • communicate mathematical reasoning and ideas to a variety of audiences by using appropriate language and representations

  • work both independently and cooperatively in planning, organising, and carrying out mathematical activities


Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics. A prerequisite for university courses in mathematical sciences, engineering, computer science, physical sciences, and surveying.

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