Mathematics

Mathematics

Year 10

The Year 10 Mathematics program is based on the content in the Australian Mathematics Curriculum. Students will be assigned to one of four courses dependent upon their Year 9 result.

The Advanced course concentrates on the development of strong algebraic concepts with the introduction of irrational numbers and the unit circle, providing the necessary skills and knowledge for a student to study Mathematics Specialist and the Mathematics Methods courses in Year 11.

The Intermediate A course covers the Australian Curriculum in depth and is designed to be a pathway to Mathematics Applications. The course will also provide the necessary background to prepare those students with a high level of achievement to undertake Mathematics Methods.

The Intermediate B course covers the broader fundamental concepts of the Australian Curriculum and is written to prepare students for the Mathematics Essential on a General pathway. Students who achieve at a high level in the Intermediate B course will be eligible to study Mathematics Applications on the ATAR pathway.

In Semester Two, students in the Intermediate A and B course are placed into either Pre-ATAR or Pre-General to best prepare themselves for the workload requirements of their chosen pathways. Students are also given the opportunity to request the course that they would like to study based on their future pathways.

The Modified course provides students with relevant preparation for everyday life situations where mathematics skills and abilities are required. It is also intended for those students who wish to study Mathematics Essential in Year 11.