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In selecting their Mathematics units, students should first:

  • Decide how many units of Mathematics they wish to do (usually 2 or 4 Maths units per year).
  • Check that the units they select will allow them to do the units 3 and 4 at Year 12 that they need to proceed to their preferred courses at tertiary colleges and universities.
Year 11VCAL NumeracyGeneral Maths (1&2)Mathematical Methods (1&2)Specialist Maths (1&2)
Year 12VCAL NumeracyFurther Maths (3&4)Mathematical Methods (3&4)Specialist Maths (3&4)Algorithmics (3&4)

The following table shows your possible options for Units 3 and 4 considering the Units 1 and 2 are completed:

Units 1 and 2
Units 3 and 4
VCAL Numeracyleads toVCAL Numeracy
General Maths 1&2 onlyleads toFurther Maths 3&4 only
Mathematical Methods 1&2 onlyleads to

Further Maths 3&4 only

Mathematical Methods 3&4 only

Further Maths 3&4 and Mathematical Methods 3&4

Mathematical Methods 1&2 and Specialist Maths 1&2leads to

Further Maths 3&4 only

Mathematical Methods 3&4 only

Mathematical Methods 3&4 and Further Maths 3&4

Mathematical Methods 3&4 and Specialist Maths 3&4

Students wishing to study Specialist Mathematics 3&4 in Year 12 are encouraged to study Specialist Mathematics 1 & 2 and Mathematical Methods 1&2 in Year 11.
Note: If students wish to study Specialist Mathematics 3&4 by only completing Mathematical Methods 1&2 in Year 11 they need to discuss this option with their teachers.

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