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Curriculum 2023

General Mathematics A


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


This course gives students the mathematical abilities and skills required in the workplace and in everyday life. They learn how to approach new challenges by investigating, modelling, reasoning, visualising, and problem-solving with the goal of communicating to others the relationships observed and the problems solved.  

Topics may include: 

  • Investment and Borrowings
  • Measurement
  • Statistics 


Mathematical Investigation  25% 

  • Chess Piece Investigation - maximum 8 pages submitted electronically
Skills and Applications Tasks  75%
  • One test per topic

Additional Information

Students will require an approved SACE Graphics Calculator (recommended TI-84 Plus CE). Students must complete both semesters of General Mathematics (A and B) if they intend to do Year 12 General Mathematics.  

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.