General mathematics (A)
|Level:||11 Stage 1|
|Year level requirements:||Non compulsory|
|SACE code:||1MCN10||SACE credits:||10|
Consistent C+ grade or better required in Year 10 General Mathematics (minimum).
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:
- 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.
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- “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.