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Curriculum 2023

Essential Mathematics


Subject Name Essential Mathematics
Year Level 11
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Compulsory
Year 12 Pathway N/A
Staff Contact Amanda Clark


This course provides the opportunity for students to use mathematical skills in practical problem-based ways to solve everyday problems.  

Topics may include:

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Measurement
  • Basic calculations with and without a calculator
  • Geometry


Skills and Applications Tasks  50%

  • Two tasks - 6-9 pages each
Mathematical Investigation  50%
  • Two written tasks - maximum 6 A4 pages each

Additional Information

 Students will need access to a scientific calculator (recommended Casio fx-82AU PLUS II). Students must achieve a C grade in 10-credits of Year 11 Mathematics to meet the Numeracy requirement of the SACE.

Students will be enrolled in Mathematics classes based on teacher recommendations and parent approval. Teacher recommendations are based on previous achievements, PAT results and career pathway. Negotiations can be made if a specific pathway is required for students.