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Years 9 and 10 (Stage 5)

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There are three levels of study within the two-year Stage 5 Mathematics course, namely 5.3 (Advanced), 5.2 (Intermediate) and 5.1 (Standard).  Students remain in their chosen level throughout Years 9 and 10, though a movement to a lower level is possible at definite points in the curriculum.

For new students coming into Kelso High Campus for Year 10, their chosen level of Mathematics must be the same as that studied at their previous school.

5.3 (Advanced) Mathematics

This level has been designed for the highly capable Mathematics student who shows a genuine aptitude for Mathematics and an advanced ability to problem solve in unfamiliar contexts. The nature and format of this level enables students to learn the mathematical principles required for the study of any one of the three Year 11 Mathematics courses. The 5.3 (Advanced) level is a prerequisite for the Year 11 Mathematics Extension 1 Course.

The topics studied at the 5.3 (Advanced) level include rational numbers, real numbers, consumer arithmetic, probability, algebraic techniques, coordinate geometry, graphs, data analysis, measurement, trigonometry and deductive geometry. Additional topics may include functions, logarithms, curve sketching, polynomials and circle geometry.

5.2 (Intermediate) Mathematics Level

This level has been designed for those students who possess a reasonable level of Mathematical intuition and ability. The nature and format of this level enables students to learn the basic mathematical principles required for the study of either the 2 Unit “Calculus-based” Mathematics or 2 Unit General Mathematics courses in Years 11 and 12.

The topics studied at the 5.2 (Intermediate) level include rational numbers, consumer arithmetic, probability, algebraic techniques, coordinate geometry, graphs, data analysis, measurement, trigonometry and geometry.

5.1 (Standard) Mathematics Level

This level has been designed for those students who possess a basic level of Mathematical intuition and ability. The nature and format of this level enables students to learn the basic mathematical principles required for the study of the 2 Unit General Mathematics course in Years 11 and 12.

The topics for the 5.1 (Standard) level include rational numbers, consumer arithmetic, probability, algebraic techniques, coordinate geometry, data analysis, trigonometry, perimeter and area.

Scope and Sequences

Year 9 – 5.1 Timeline

Year 9 – 5.2 Timeline

Year 9 – 5.3 Timeline