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Mathematics standard 1 and 2


Course: Mathematics Standard 1 and 2

Course No: 15236

2 units for each of Preliminary and HSC
Board Developed Course

Prerequisites: For students who intend to study the Mathematics Standard courses, it is recommended that they  have studied the content and achieved the outcomes of the NSW Mathematics Years 7–10 Syllabus and in particular, the content and outcomes of all substrands of Stage 5.1 and the following substrands of Stage 5.2:

  • Area and surface area
  • Financial mathematics
  • Linear relationships
  • Non-linear relationships
  • Right-angled triangles (Trigonometry)
  • Single variable data analysis
  • Volume
  • some content from Equations
  • some content from Probability

Exclusions: Students may not study any other Stage 6 Mathematics Course in conjunction with Mathematics Standard.



Mathematics Standard for Year 11, 2018 onwards

The Mathematics Standard Year 11 course is a common course for all students studying the Mathematics Standard syllabus. In Year 12 students can elect to study either the Mathematics Standard 1 Year 12 course or the Mathematics Standard 2 Year 12 course.

All students studying the Mathematics Standard 2 course will sit for an HSC examination.

All students studying the Mathematics Standard 1 course in Stage 6 will have the opportunity to enhance their numeracy skills and capabilities. The content of the course aligns with Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework.

The study of Mathematics Standard 2 in Stage 6:

  • enables students to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in working mathematically and in communicating concisely and precisely.
  • provides opportunities for students to consider various applications of mathematics in a broad range of contemporary contexts through the use of mathematical modelling and use these models to solve problems related to their present and future needs.
  • provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of and skills in further aspects of mathematics for concurrent HSC studies.
  • provides an appropriate mathematical background for students entering the workforce or undertaking further tertiary training.



Preliminary Course

  • Formulae and Equations
  • Linear Relationships
  • Applications of Measurement
  • Working with Time
  • Money Matters     
  • Data Analysis
  • Relative Frequency and Probability

HSC Course- Standard 2

  • Types of Relationships
  • Non-Right-Angled Trigonometry
  • Rates and Ratios
  • Investments and Loans
  • Annuities
  • Bivariate Data Analysis
  • The Normal Distribution
  • Network Concepts
  • Critical Path Analysis

HSC Course- Standard 1

  • Types of Relationships
  • Right-Angled Triangles
  • Rates
  • Scale Drawings
  • Investment
  • Depreciation and Loans
  • Further Statistical Analysis