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The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:

  • Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Standard 2
  • Mathematics Standard 1 (Optional HSC examination)
  • Mathematics Life Skills.

The Mathematics and Computing Studies Faculty offers students a wide variety of learning experiences that assist them in understanding the fundamentals of mathematics from Stage 4 through to Stage 6.

Stage 6 Courses

All HSC Mathematics courses are offered to students with the Extension courses being taught off-line to allow students to create a personalised HSC course of study.

Stage 6 courses offered to students include the following:

Courses - Category A

General Mathematics


Mathematics Extension 1

Information Processes and Technology

Software Design & Development

VET Curriculum - Category B

Information Technology

Content Endorsed Courses

Applied Mathematics

Computing Applications