Mathematics Academy

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Mathematics Academy

SACE Subject Packages

SACE Stage 1 - 60 credits


Mathematics Academy is a Stage 1 program for students especially interested and 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.

Mathematics Academy provides an integrated program to connect the mathematics learning (either Australian Curriculum Year 10 or SACE Stage 1) with the SACE Stage 1 Physics curriculum. The program is designed to explore the mathematics content deeply in a collaborative environment, experience a variety of applications and develop creative and critical thinking. Students will explore the wonder of mathematics and physics, and its connections to the world around us, future studies and STEM professions.

Mathematics Academy students will engage with extra-curricular activities such as 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 Stage 2.

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Course Content
YEAR 10 - AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM MATHEMATICS AND SACE STAGE 1 PHYSICS
Students will be assessed for 60 SACE credits at Stage 1:

  • Stage 1 Physics - 20 credits
  • Stage 1 General Mathematics - 20 credits
  • and 20 credits from Recognition of Community Learning, Community Studies or Integrated Learning
YEAR 11 - SACE MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS
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 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.

Assessment

See individual subject information for details on assessment within each subject.

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