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Mathematics Academy

Mathematics Academy at SACE Stage 1 is a one- or two-year program for students excited about mathematics and its applications. It is designed for students intending to study SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Physics. Students can enter the Mathematics Academy in either Year 10 or Year 11.

Delivery of the curriculum will be via explicit teaching, individual and collaborative learning. Mathematics Academy is a program connecting Australian Curriculum Mathematics and Science in Year 10, and SACE Stage 1 Mathematics and Physics in Year 11. Students will be in a combined Year 10 and Year 11 class to broaden their learning experiences and develop their personal and social capabilities, meta-cognitive skills, and creative and critical thinking. The two-year teaching program ensures that students are able to learn mathematics content deeply and experience a variety of mathematical applications.


Students will learn content from Australian Curriculum Year 10 and 10A Mathematics and Science (Physical Science, Earth and Environment, Chemistry and Biology) in an integrated and collaborative environment. They will develop the SACE capabilities and find connections to future studies and STEM professions. Students will be assessed for 60 SACE credits at Stage 1:

  • Stage 1 Scientific Studies - 20 Credits

  • Stage 1 General Mathematics - 20 Credits

  • and 20 Credits from Recognition of Community Learning, Community Studies or Integrated Learning

Other SACE subjects can be added to this program based on student interests or taken as part of the Thebarton Senior College Special Interest Academy.


Students will further explore the wonder of mathematics and physics and connections to the world around us. Students will be assessed for 60 SACE credits at Stage 1:

  • Stage 1 Mathematical Methods A, B, C and Stage 1 Specialist Mathematics - 40 Credits

  • Stage 1 Physics - 20 Credits


MAX activities, excursions, challenges and projects are integral to the Mathematics Academy program and contribute to a range of assessment tasks. MAX plays a key role in connecting students with mathematical, physical sciences, and engineering professionals and manufacturing, space, defence and other engineering industries.

For students under 16 years of age: students must be a minimum of 15 years of age as at 1 January in the year of enrolment, however it is Principal discretion on whether a senior secondary environment would best suit the student.

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