General Mathematics is designed to promote the development of skills, knowledge and understanding in areas of mathematics that have direct application to the broad range of human activity.
Students will learn to use a range of techniques and tools to develop solutions to a wide variety of problems related to their present and future needs and aspirations.
General Mathematics 1 (HSC)
The Preliminary Mathematics general course and the HSC (Higher School Certificate) Mathematics General 1 (content endorsed course) are designed to promote the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in areas of mathematics that have direct application to the broad range of human activity.
The Preliminary Mathematics General course content is written in five strands and two focus studies. The HSC Mathematics General 1 course content is written in the same 5 strands and includes a further 4 focus studies.
As well as introducing some new mathematical content, the focus studies give students the opportunity to apply and develop, in contemporary contexts, the knowledge, skills and understanding initially developed in the study of the Strands.
General Mathematics 2 (HSC)
The Preliminary Mathematics General/HSC Mathematics General 2 pathway provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of and competence in further aspects of mathematics for a range of concurrent HSC studies, such as in the life sciences, the humanities and business studies.
The pathway also provides a strong foundation for students entering the workforce and/or undertaking further training, and for university courses in the humanities, nursing and paramedical sciences.