Essential Mathematics offers senior secondary students the opportunity to extend their mathematical skills in ways that apply to practical problem-solving in everyday and workplace contexts. Students apply their mathematics to diverse settings, including everyday calculations, financial management, business applications, measurement and geometry, and statistics in social contexts.
In Essential Mathematics there is an emphasis on developing students’ computational skills and expanding their ability to apply their mathematical skills in flexible and resourceful ways.
This subject is intended for students planning to pursue a career in a range of trades or vocations.
Students must have a graphical calculator to be successful in this subject.
Stage 2 Essential Mathematics consists of the following six topics:
Students study five topics from the list of six topics above. All students must study Topics 2, 4, and 5.
The following assessment types enable students to demonstrate their learning in Stage 2 Essential Mathematics:
|School Based Assessment||Weighting|
|Type 1; Skills and Applications Tasks (4 or 5)||30%|
|Type 2; Folio Investigations (2 or 3)||40%|
Information on External assessment (30%)
Assessment Type 3: Examination (30%)
Students undertake a 2-hour external examination in which they answer questions on the following three topics:
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