Lower School

Year 7

All Year 7 students study Mathematics for four periods a week. These periods are used in classroom instruction to assess student’s primary mathematics knowledge, develop their basic number skills and prepare them for a Year 8 Australian Curriculum. Year 7 students do not have summative assessments in Term 1 but will be assessed through formative means.  Assessments in Terms Two to Term Four will mostly be through tests, but investigations are also used where appropriate.

Students of Mathematics can participate in a variety of other associated activities:
• Maths Week celebrations which include quizzes, competitions and prizes
• Westpac Australian Mathematics Competition
• West Australian Junior Maths Olympiad

Year 8

All Year 8 students study Mathematics for five periods a week. Classes are organised in ability groups which are decided upon their Year 7 results.  Shown ability rather than potential are used as a basis for selecting classes.  The classes are called Level 3, Level 2 and Level 1. Movements between classes is possible but is at the discretion of the Head of Mathematics.  Year 8 students complete most of their assessment through tests, but investigations and projects are also used where appropriate.

Year 9

Mathematics is a compulsory subject in Year 9 and students study Maths for five periods a week. Classes are organised in ability groups. Students are placed in Level 3, Level 2 and Level 1 classes based on their Year 8 results.  Movements between classes is possible but is at the discretion of the Head of Mathematics.  Year 9 students are assessed through tests, investigations and where appropriate, projects.

Year 10

Mathematics is a compulsory subject in Year 10 and students study Maths for five periods a week. Classes are organised in ability groups. Students are placed in Level 3, Level 2 and Level 1 classes based on their Year 9 results.  Movements between classes is possible but is at the discretion of the Head of Mathematics.  Year 10 students are assessed through tests, investigations, exams and where appropriate, projects.

Upper School 

Year 11

In Year 11, students can choose an appropriate Mathematics subject relative to their capabilities and interests.  Both ATAR and NON-ATAR pathways are available.

NON-ATAR

• Foundations (only for those students who have not passed OLNA)
• Essential Mathematics

ATAR

• Applications Units 1 and 2
• Methods Units 1 and 2
• Specialist Units 1 and 2

Able students may choose two Mathematics units in Year 11.  They may study both Methods and Specialist. If they choose to study Specialist they MUST study Maths Methods.

Year 12

In Year 12, students can choose an appropriate Mathematics subject relative to their capabilities and interests. Both ATAR and NON-ATAR pathways are available.

NON-ATAR

• Foundation Mathematics (for students who have not yet achieved level 2 on the OLNA)
• Essential Mathematics

ATAR

• Mathematics Applications Units 3 and 4
• Mathematics Methods Units 3 and 4
• Specialist Units 3 and 4

Able students may choose two Mathematics units in Year 12.  They may study both Methods and Specialist. If they choose to study Specialist they MUST study Methods.

Curriculum Information Handbook

Year 11 and 12 Curriculum Information

Year 10 Curriculum Information

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