Stage 6 (Years 11 & 12) Mathematics

HSC Mathematics General Pathways

The Mathematics General Stage 6 Syllabus offers two pathways for HSC students. At the end of Term 3, Year 11 Mathematics General students must choose whether they are going to complete Mathematics General 2 or Mathematics General 1 in their HSC year.

  • Mathematics General 2
    Mathematics General 2 is a Board Developed Course. This is for students who have demonstrated a high level of competence in the Preliminary Mathematics General course. It provides a strong foundation for vocational pathways, in the workforce and in further training, and for university courses in the humanities, nursing and paramedical sciences. It is the more rigorous of the two courses and can be used in the calculation of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

  • Mathematics General 1
    Mathematics General 1 is a Content Endorsed Course. It is written to meet the needs of students who have demonstrated basic competence in the Preliminary Mathematics General course. The course provides students with the opportunity to study a large variety of real-world applications. It provides an appropriate mathematical background for students entering the workforce and/or undertaking further training. It cannot be used in the calculation of an ATAR.

To qualify for the Higher School Certificate, students must complete a HSC pattern of study comprising at least 10 units including at least at least 6 units of Board Developed Courses. Students who choose the Mathematics General 1 pathway need to ensure that they still satisfy this requirement.

Further information about the two courses can be found on the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) website. Please contact the Careers Adviser for further clarification or discussion about HSC patterns of study. Contact your child's teacher if you'd like to discuss your child's current progress in the Preliminary Mathematics General course.

Preliminary (Yr 11) Course Programs

>> Mathematics General
>> Mathematics (2 Unit)
>> Mathematics Extension 1
>> Mathematics General 2 Formulae and Data Sheet
>> Mathematics, Extension 1 and Extension 2 Reference Sheet


HSC (Yr 12) Course Programs

>> Mathematics General 1
>> Mathematics General 2
>> Mathematics (2 Unit)
>> Mathematics Extension 1
>> Mathematics Extension 2
>> Mathematics General 2 Formulae and Data Sheet
>> Mathematics, Extension 1 and Extension 2 Reference Sheet
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