Mathematics

This course caters for motivated students who already possess a robust knowledge of a wide range of mathematical concepts, and who are equipped with the skills needed to apply mathematical techniques correctly.

These students will need a significant mathematical background as they prepare for future studies in subjects such as Chemistry, Biomedicine, Economics, Psychology, Technology and Business Administration.

Students will need to be aware of the pathways for which this subject is a prerequisite. The course focuses on introducing important mathematical concepts through the development of mathematical techniques. The intention is to introduce students to these concepts in a comprehensible and coherent way.

The course covers Algebra, Functions, Equations, Circular Functions, Trigonometry, Vectors, Statistics, Probability and Calculus. The internally assessed component, the exploration, offers students the opportunity for developing independence in their mathematical learning. Students are encouraged to take a considered approach to various mathematical activities and to explore different mathematical ideas.