Stage 1 – Year 11

SACE Credits

10 per semester

Does this subject include an exam?



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

Course Content

Topics undertaken are:

  • Functions and graphs
  • Polynomials
  • Trigonometry
  • Counting and Statistics
  • Growth and Decay
  • Introduction to Differential Calculus

Learning Requirements

In this subject, students are expected to:

  • understand mathematical concepts and relationships, making use of electronic technology where appropriate 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 General Mathematics and Mathematical Methods
A prerequisite for university courses including Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Dental Surgery, Engineering, Computer Science, Finance/Mathematical Computer Science, Laser Physics, Geoscience and Mathematical and Computer Sciences.