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*We believe that every student can learn mathematics.*

Everyone needs to use mathematics in their everyday life, in education and in future employment.

Junior Secondary Mathematics - Year 7 to 9

There is a major focus on numeracy in the Junior Secondary program. Some of these practical numeracy units include: measurement of area, total surface area and volume; financial mathematics; rates, ratio and proportion; probability and statistics. As students move through their Junior Secondary years, their interests, abilities and vocational preferences will begin to lead them towards different pathways in mathematics. For this reason, while we continue to focus on developing numeracy skills; as students progress we also begin to develop the mathematical thinking which will lead to the pure and applied mathematics necessary for future study in mathematical fields.

Senior Secondary Mathematics - Year 10 - 12

For year ten, students need to choose the course which best suits their ability and future aspirations. Students who have achieved good results are encouraged to select the advanced pathway which is a preparation year for Senior Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics. Alternatively, students may continue to study the Year 10 Mathematics course which leads towards General Mathematics or Essential Mathematics.

### Year 11 and 12

#### General Mathematics – General Subject

General Mathematics' major domains are Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Networks and Matrices. General Mathematics is designed for students who want to extend their mathematical skills beyond Year 10 but whose future studies or employment pathways do not require calculus. A course of study in General Mathematics can establish a basis for further education and employment in the fields of business, commerce, education, finance, social science and the arts.

#### Mathematical Methods – General Subject

Mathematical Methods' major domains are Algebra, Functions, Relations and their graphs, Calculus and Statistics. This course can establish a basis for further education and employment in the fields of science, all branches of mathematics and statistics, computer science, medicine, engineering, finance and economics.

#### Specialist Mathematics – General Subject

Specialist Mathematics' major domains are Vectors and Matrices, Real and Complex Numbers, Trigonometry, Statistics and Calculus. Specialist Mathematics can establish a basis for further education and employment in the fields of mathematics and statistics, computer science, engineering and economics. Specialist Mathematics is to be undertaken in conjunction with, or on completion of, Mathematical Methods.

#### Essential Mathematics – Applied Subject

Essential Mathematics' major domains are Number, Data, Location and Time, Measurement and Finance. Essential Mathematics benefits students because they develop skills that go beyond the traditional ideas of numeracy. A course of study in Essential Mathematics can establish a basis for further education and employment in the fields of trade, industry, business and community services.

**Support**

Maths tutoring is held every Monday from 3:10pm to 4:10pm and Thursday from 8:00am to 9:00am in B Block. Teachers are on hand to assist students with any concerns they may have.

Tutoring for Junior students is held in B1 and Senior students go to B3/4. Tutoring begins on the second week of each term and concludes the week prior to each Year level assessment week at the end of each term.