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Mathematical studies (4)

Level: 11 Stage 1
School code: 11MS3
Year level requirements: Non compulsory
SACE code: 1MAT10
SACE credits: 10


Consistent C+ grade or better required in Year 10 Advanced Mathematics, and C+ grade in Year 10 Extensions Mathematics.

An achievement of a C+ grade in Stage 1 Mathematical Studies 1 and 2 is required.

Subject descriptor:

This courses will be taken as 10 credit units in Semester 2. This course is part of the new Stage 1 Australian Curriculum. It provides the foundation required for further study in mathematics at Stage 2 in Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.

The Mathematical Studies 4 course may contain the following topics:

  • Matrices
  • Vectors in the Plane
  • Geometry


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

Assessment Type: Possible Number of Assessment Items in Semester 2 Approximate Weightings of each type of assessment
Skills and Applications Tasks (Tests) 3 75%
Investigation / Report 2 25%

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:

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Further information

  • “C+” grades (minimum) for Stage 1 Mathematics 1, 2 and 3 are pre-requisites for Stage 2 Mathematical Methods
  • “C+” grades (minimum) for Stage 1 Mathematics 1, 2, 3 and 4 are pre-requisites for Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics
  • Mathematical Studies 3 and 4 are undertaken and completed in Semester 2