- Prerequisites Stage 2 Mathematical Studies must be studied in conjunction with or prior to studying Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics.
In Specialist Mathematics students gain the insight, understanding, knowledge, and skills to follow pathways that will lead them to become designers and makers of technology. The subject provides pathways into mathematical science, engineering, computer science, physical sciences, surveying, economics and commerce.
Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics is a 20-credit subject that consists of the following five topics:
Each topic consists of a number of subtopics, which are presented as key questions and ideas
Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
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Students who complete this subject with a C grade or better will meet the numeracy requirement of the NTCET.
Students undertake a 3-hour external examination based on the subtopics, key questions and key ideas outlined in the five topics. The examination will consist of three sections, the first focusing on knowledge and routine skills and applications, the second focusing on more complex questions, and the third focusing on investigative questions.
The examination will be graded by external assessors with reference to the performance standards.
The Specialist Mathematics 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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