Specialist Mathematics

SACE Stage 2

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Specialist Mathematics


SACE Stage 2

20 credits

This course draws on and deepens students' mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding and provides opportunities for students to develop their skills in using rigorous mathematical arguments and proofs, and mathematical models. It includes the study of functions and calculus.

Course Content
Further Info
Functions and Sketching Graphs

Mathematical Induction

Complex Numbers
The complex plane and polar form, roots of complex numbers and factorisation of polynomials.

Vectors in 3 Dimensions
Vector and Cartesian equations and systems of linear equations.

Integration Techniques and Applications

Rates of Change and Differential Equations
Implicit differentiation, differential equations, pairs of varying quantities, related rates and trigonometric parameterisations.


School-based Assessment

Skills and Applications tasks 50%
Folio tasks 20%

External Assessment
Examination 30%


This course requires the use of graphics calculators. Students enrolled in this subject must also do Stage 2 Mathematical Methods.