Mathematics Academy

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Mathematics Academy

SACE Integrated Programs

60 or 120 credits


Mathematics Academy at Stage 1 is a one- or two-year program for students excited about mathematics and intending to study SACE Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Physics at Stage 2. Students can enter the Mathematics Academy in either Year 10 or Year 11 in 2020.

Mathematics Academy connects 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 creative and critical thinking. A two-year teaching program over Years 10 and 11 ensures that students are able to learn mathematics content deeply, and experience a variety of applications.

Mathematics Academy students will engage with extra-curricular activities such as fun mathematics puzzles, maths art, university events and industry excursions, as well as mathematics and engineering competitions and challenges. Students will have a rich and strong foundation to complete SACE Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Physics in an integrated final year class in the Academy at Stage 2.

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YEAR 10 - AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE
Students will learn content from the Year 10 and 10A Mathematics and Science (Physical Science, Earth and Environment, Chemistry and Biology) Australian Curriculum in a collaborative environment, developing the SACE capabilities and finding 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
Year 10 PLP, English and Humanities subjects can be taken as part of the Special Interest Academy.

YEAR 11 - SACE MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS
Students will further explore the wonder of mathematics and physics, and its 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
MATHEMATICS ACADEMY EXTRA-CURRICULAR (MAX)
MAX activities, excursions, challenges and projects are integral to the Maths 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.

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