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Granville Boys High School

Granville Boys High School

Aiming for excellence

Telephone02 9637 0489

Emailgranvilleb-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Mathematics

What students learn:

  • theory and practise
  • to use scientific calculator
  • to use technology where appropriate.

Task requirements:

  • written examinations
  • assignments
  • oral presentations.

Successful completion requirements:

  • stage 5.3/5.2 mathematics in year 10 (at least a band 4, 5 or 6 in the school certificate)
  • organisational skills
  • highly developed algebra skills
  • self discipline
  • working effectively in groups or independently
  • strong graphing and tabulation skills.

What students study:

  • basic arithmetic and algebra
  • real functions
  • trigonometric ratios
  • linear functions
  • the quadratic polynomial and the parabola
  • plane geometry
  • tangent to a curve and derivative of a function.

Special requirements of the course

  • Successful completion of stage 5.3/5.2 mathematics in year 10.

School assessment:

  • knowledge, understanding and skills (80%)
  • reasoning, interpretative, explanatory and communicative abilities (20%).