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Curriculum 2021

General Mathematics


Subject Name General Mathematics
Year Level 12
Subject Length Full Year
Subject Type Optional
Prerequisite Subjects Successful completion of 2 semesters Year 11 General Mathematics or Mathematics A and B or Mathematics A and General Mathematics B is recommended
Staff Contact Shaun Bell


This subject has a focus on applying mathematical skills in practical problem-solving.  

Students may develop a range of applications of mathematical skills, including:

  • Personal Finance Management
  • Statistical Investigation Process
  • Modelling using Linear and Non-linear Functions
  • Networks and Matrices
  • Discrete Models  
Examinable topics include finance, statistics and discrete models. Graphics calculators are used. 


Skills and Application Tasks  40%

  • Five tests - each 60 minutes

Mathematical Investigations  30%

  • Two Investigations - approximately 12 pages each

External Assessment  30%

  • 2-hour examination that covers the three examinable topics

Additional Information

Students will require an approved SACE Graphics Calculator (recommended TI-84 Plus CE) and the MASA General Mathematics Study Guide. 

Successful completion of General Mathematics at Year 12 prepares students for entry to tertiary courses and occupations requiring a general background in mathematics.