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General mathematics (A)

Level: 11 Stage 1
School code: 11MAA
Year level requirements: Non compulsory
Type: Numeracy
SACE code: 1MCN10
SACE credits: 10


Consistent C+ grade or better required in Year 10 General Mathematics (minimum).

Subject descriptor:

This course will be taken as 10 credit units in Semester 1. This course is part of the new Stage 1 Australian Curriculum, and is undertaken in Semester 1.

General Mathematics extends students’ mathematical skills in ways that apply to practical problem solving. Successful completion General Mathematics at Stage 2 prepares students for entry to tertiary courses requiring a non-specialised background in mathematics.

The General Mathematics 1 course may contain the following topics:

  • Measurement
  • Statistical investigation
  • Investing & Borrowing


There are 2 main assessment components - Skills and Assessment Tasks (SATs), and investigations/reports.

Assessment Type Possible Number of Assessment Items in Semester 1 Approximate Weightings of each type of assessment
Skills and Applications Tasks (Tests) 3 70%
Investigation / Report 2 30%

An examination on the semester’s topics is also used to assess the students, and the result of this (minimum of C+ grade) will be used in conjunction with the semester SACE grade to determine pre-requisites for Stage 2 Mathematics courses.

Special requirements:

Casio Graphics Calculator – FX-9860G AU Plus OR CG20AU.

Further information

  • “C+” grades (minimum) for Stage 1 General Mathematics A and B for both semesters and examination grades for Stage 2 General Mathematics
  • “C- or C” grades (minimum) for Stage 1. General Mathematics A and B for both semester and examination grades for Stage 2 Essential Mathematics.
  • It is also essential the students wishing to do General Mathematics at Stage 2 purchase their own Graphics Calculator for use in Stage 1.