11-12 Mathematics syllabus
Stage 6 syllabus - Preliminary and HSC courses - June 1999
The purpose of General Mathematics is to provide an appropriate mathematical background for students who wish to enter occupations which require the use of basic mathematical and statistical techniques. The direction taken by the course, in focusing on mathematical skills and techniques that have direct application to everyday activity, contrasts with the more abstract approach taken by the other Stage 6 mathematics courses (Syllabus, page 6)
Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1
Stage 6 syllabus - Preliminary and HSC courses - 1982
The Mathematics course (previously known as 2 Unit Mathematics) is intended to give students an understanding of and competence in some further aspects of mathematics which are applicable to the real world. It is sufficient basis for further studies in mathematics as a minor discipline at tertiary level in support of courses such as the life sciences or commerce.
The Mathematics Extension 1 course (previously known as 3 Unit Mathematics) includes the whole of the Mathematics course and extensions. This course is intended to give students a thorough understanding of and competence in aspects of mathematics including many which are applicable to the real world. Both courses contain fundamental ideas of algebra and calculus.
Mathematics Extension 2
Stage 6 syllabus - Preliminary and HSC courses - 1989
The Mathematics Extension 2 course (previously known as 4 Unit Mathematics) includes the whole of the Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1 courses and extension. It is designed for students with a special interest in mathematics who have shown a special aptitude for the subject. It represents a distinctly high level of school mathematics involving deep understanding of the fundamental ideas of algebra and calculus.