Maths

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Mathematics Is Studied by All Students

Mathematics is studied throughout years 7 - 10.

Students Are offered Opportunities for Further Enrichment

Students may participate in Mathematics Enrichment Programs

Students Are Streamed into 3 Levels

Level 1 - is for students who show a high level of mathematical ability and interest and may like to continue studying Mathematics at Secondary College or University.

Level 2 - prepares students intending to study Mathematics for Institute of Technology and Secondary College courses, and for some University courses.

Level 3 - is for students who intend to study in areas where Mathematics is a small part of a course at Secondary College or the Institute of Technology.

Year 7 and 8 Students Follow a Common Course

Year 7 and 8 students follow a common course over the three levels.

Students in Level 1 learn additional skills by doing extension activities. Level 3 classes are smaller and there is opportunity for remedial work and consolidation of basic concepts.

Progress is closely monitored and students move between levels at regular intervals.

Year 9 and 10 Students Follow Different Courses

Year 9 and 10 students follow a different course in each of the three levels.

How Are Students Assessed?

Students are assessed using tests, classwork, achievement standards tasks and homework.

Formal assessment in the Mathematics faculty at our school is organised each semester as follows

Assessement Weighting Level 1 Weighting Level 2 Weighting Level 3 Area being assessed
Term test 25% 25% 25% Knowledge / Understanding
Semester test 25% 25% 25% Knowledge / Understanding
Multiple Achievement Standards 30% 30% 30% Knowledge / Understanding
Topic tests, class work, homework 20% 20% 20% Knowledge/understanding, participation, homework