Mathematics is part of the core curriculum and is compulsory from year 7 to 12. The Junior Maths curriculum follows the Australian Curriculum and, as such, prepares our students well for their senior years. The Australian Curriculum organises the content into three content strands:
- Number & algebra
- Measurement & Geometry
- Statistics and Probability
Throughout the junior years, we support student learning by offering three levels of classes:
- LMH – Learning Support Maths
- Core level
Students in any of these classes will be using the Australian curriculum at their year level; however, the addition of some Learning support classes allows us to have smaller class sizes and to focus on the material needed for a 'C' (satisfactory) standard for that year level. Furthermore, the extension classes can practise higher order thinking skills and problems of a greater complexity, whilst still accessing the appropriate curriculum.
In Senior, students can choose between the following subjects:
- Essential Maths
- General Maths
- Mathematical Methods
- Specialist Maths (must also choose Methods)
Students in year 10 will require a 'B' in Maths in order to choose General Maths. For entry into Mathematical Methods, students will need a B in Extension (10A) or an 'A' in Core Maths. Students who wish to study Specialist Maths also require Mathematical Methods.
The following link to QCAA subject information will assist parents and students when choosing subjects for year 11.