The Mathematics Department offers many appropriate levels of courses in Mathematics subjects from Year 8 to 12. It is a major priority in Mathematics to choose the most appropriate level for each student, giving them the best opportunity to maximise their possibility for success at that level. Confidence for any student is essential for success.
Opportunity For Success
We believe in 'setting the students up for success' wherever possible, not for failure. In Year 8 to 10, Mathematics is compulsory and is taught at three distinct levels - Advanced, Standard and General, and every effort is made to 'place' each student in the appropriate level after studying their previous results.
Advanced Mathematics Extension
A range of more challenging extension activities are organised for those students in Advanced Mathematics in Year 8 to 10. Students are encouraged to participate in competitions, complete 'Home Sets' of more complicated and challenging Mathematical questions and complete generally harder levels of Mathematics worksheets.
The College pays for every Mathematics student to be able to access a 'Web-Based' Mathematics revision program called Mathletics. This program caters from the lowest levels of revision in Secondary School, through to the highest academic levels. Your child will be given their ID and password by their Mathematics teacher. This program is a wonderful opportunity for every student to revise, consolidate and develop their mathematical understanding. Any parent can take an opportunity to watch their child 'login' to the program and watch the opportunities that are available to their child, free of charge to every student.
In Year 11 and 12, there exists a wider choice of Mathematics subjects of differing levels than the three levels of Year 8 to 10. The 'lowest' Level 2 course in Mathematics is Stage 1, then Stage 2 (somewhat harder) or Stage 3 (quite academic) and finally, the most able students may choose the Stage 3 'Specialist' course.