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Five Islands Secondary College

Five Islands Secondary College

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By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:

  • Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Standard 2
  • Mathematics Standard 1 (Optional HSC examination)
  • Mathematics Life Skills.

Mathematics at the College follows the strands of number, algebra, measurement, trigonometry, functions and relations, chance and data, and calculus. It aims to develop the mathematical skills and confidence in students appropriate to their level of development. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and to strive for their personal best. The mathematics faculty staff is here to assist students in their studies and students are encouraged to seek help if the need arises.


In years 10 to 12 a scientific calculator is required for certain topics. The College office has a supply of calculators which students can purchase for a small fee.


  • Year 10 Mathematics Stage 5
  • Year 11 Standard Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1 & Mathematics Extension 2
  • Year 12 Standard Mathematics 1, Standard Mathematics 2, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2