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Mathematics Standard 2

Course Description:

The Mathematics Standard Year 11 course is a common course for all students studying the Mathematics Standard syllabus. In Year 12 students can elect to study either Mathematics Standard 1 course or the Mathematics Standard 2 course. The course provides all students with the opportunity to enhance their numeracy skills and capabilities. The content of the course aligns with Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework.


The Mathematics Standard Year 11 course content comprises four topics, with the topics divided into subtopics. The Mathematics Standard 2 Year 12 course content comprises of five topics, with the topics divided into subtopics.

Year 11:

Topic: Algebra

  • Formulae and Equations
  • Linear Relationships

Topic: Measurement

  • Applications of Measurement
  • Working with Time

Topic: Financial Mathematics

  • Money Matters

Topic: Statistical Analysis

  • Data Analysis
  • Relative Frequency and Probability

Year 12:

Topic: Algebra

  • Types of Relationships

Topic: Measurement

  • Non-right-angled Triangles
  • Rates and Ratios

Topic: Financial Mathematics

  • Investment and Loans
  • Annuities

Topic: Statistical Analysis

  • Bivariate Data Analysis
  • The Normal Distribution

Topic: Networks

  • Network Concepts
  • Critical Path Analysis

Pre requisites:

This course has been developed on the assumption that students have studied the content and achieved the outcomes of the NSW Mathematics Years 7–10 Syllabus and in particular, the content and outcomes of all substrands of Stage 5.1 and Stage 5.2.

How will this course help me in the future?

The teaching and learning aspects of this course are designed to develop a solid foundation of literacy and numeracy and promote the development of students’ values, identity and self-respect. This course also provides opportunities for students to develop 21st century knowledge, skills, understanding, values and attitudes.

This course is specifically targeted at students with the objective to complete a non-STEM degree at university, obtain full-time employment, continuing their studies at TAFE, entering an apprenticeship/traineeship after school and for students with a personal interest in building on their stage 5 knowledge of mathematics.