Senior School Mathematics
The school provides all our students with the opportunity to progress in Mathematics. All our students are taught basic numeracy that is directed at allowing them to use mathematical knowledge required by our society. Our college also teaches the courses that build the mathematical skills and knowledge necessary to enter University courses in Mathematics and the Sciences. ‘
Another of our goals is to develop an awareness of patterns and the beauty inherent in Mathematics. It can create a passion for this enriching subject.
We are progressively adopting the National Curriculum and it will be taught in grade 7 to 10 in 2012. In grade 7 and 8 students do a common course as they mature their mathematical understanding. Student’s interest and demonstrated achievement are used to place students in more suitable levels by grade 9. However students are given many opportunities to change to a different level mathematics course as the need arises. There are courses that suit all our students from grades 7 to 12.
Mathematical extra curricula activities are encouraged with the annual competition in the Math’s Relay and National Mathematics competitions. Teachers are always willing to provide tutorial assistance and we also have available on line tutorial assistance.
Below are examples of topics covered in Grade 11 and 12 Mathematics at St Mary’s College.
This subject gives that extra mathematical knowledge useful for University student with their Mathematical based subjects
- Complex numbers
- Integral calculus to 3D
This subject is required subject for doing Mathematics at University.
- Differential and Integral Calculus
- Statisical Distributions
- Trigonometric Relations
This subject gives most students the background needed for many University subjects from accounting to psychology etc.
- Algebraic modeling
- Applied Geometry
- Data Analysis
Mathematics Applied Foundation
This subject is a preparation for the pretertiary Maths Applied for students who need to improve their pass in Grade 10 Advanced Maths. It covers a lot of the topics of the pretertiary course but covers the basics underpinning them and allows students more confidently attempt Maths applied the following year.
This subject gives most numeric skills in real life and in particular simulated workplace based contexts. It is about developing self confidence using mathematics and real world applications.
- core maths skills
- consumer maths
|For information about enrolling in our Senior School, please contact the Enrolments Officer by email, telephone (03) 6234 3381, or view or download the Senior School brochure.|