Mathematical Studies

2MSTUDY

In this subject students explore, describe and explain aspects of the world around them in a mathematical way.

About the subject

Students learn to understand fundamental concepts, demonstrate mathematical skills, and apply routine mathematical procedures, making informed and critical use of electronic technology.

Stage 2 Mathematical Studies is a 20-credit subject that consists of the following three topics:

  • Topic 1: Working with Statistics
  • Topic 2: Working with Functions and Graphs Using Calculus
  • Topic 3: Working with Linear Equations and Matrices.

Each topic consists of a number of subtopics, which are presented as key questions and ideas.

Assessment

Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

School-based AssessmentWeighting
Skills and Applications Tasks45%
Folio25%
External Assessment 
Examination30%

Students who complete this subject with a C grade or better will meet the numeracy requirement of the NTCET.

Information on the External Assessment

Students undertake a 3-hour external examination based on the subtopics and key questions and key ideas outlined in the three topics. The examination will consist of a range of questions, some focusing on knowledge and routine skills and applications, and others focusing on analysis and interpretation.

Students will have access to the appropriate technology during the examination.

The examination will be graded by external assessors with reference to the performance standards.

Performance Standards

The Mathematical Studies Subject Outline includes performance standards, which describe five levels of achievement that are reported with the grades A to E at the student’s completion of the subject.

The school-based assessments and the external assessment will be graded with reference to the performance standards.

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