Centre for Excellence Mathematics


This Mathematics course is available to Year 10 Centre for Excellence students only.

Course details

  • Prerequisites: Above average results on Centre for Excellence testing.
  • Continuing study options: Centre for Excellence Mathematics at Stage 1
  • Fees: None, although a graphics calculator is required

About the course

This course is available in Semester 1 and continues on to Semester 2. It follows the Australian Curriculum rational, aims and curriculum for Year 10A Mathematics with extension. The key ideas are the proficiency strands of understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning. In this course topics are covered in greater depth than the Year 10 Level 1 Mathematics Course in Semester 1 and the Mathematical Methods Course in Semester 2. Topics include:

  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement
  • Linear Functions
  • Quadratic Functions
  • Exponential and Logarithm Functions
  • Trigonometry
  • Quadratic Functions
  • Statistics


Assessment for this subject is school-based as follows:

Semester 1:

  • Number and Algebra Test
  • Measurement Investigation
  • Linear Functions Test
  • Quadratic Functions Test
  • Major Test

Semester 2:

  • Exponential and Logarithm Test
  • Trigonometry Test
  • Quadratic Functions Test
  • Statistics Investigation
  • Examination     

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