Every Year 10 student at Scotch College will study Mathematics. Based on individual needs and Year 9 results, students are carefully placed into one of two discrete Mathematics courses; 10A and 10B. Each of these courses has a separate assessment programme and textbook.
The 10A course is designed for those students who wish to pursue further studies in Mathematics and other Mathematics specialty degrees such as Engineering. As a result, it appropriately prepares students for the study of the Mathematics Methods and Mathematics Specialist in WACE and the Higher Level Diploma Mathematics courses.
The 10B course is designed to give students all the necessary understanding and skills required for success in Mathematics Essentials and Mathematics Applications in WACE and Standard Level Applications and Interpretations in the Diploma Programme.
Both the 10A and 10B courses align with the Australian Curriculum.
The following learning skills will also be explicitly taught throughout the courses and will give students the opportunity to advance from Novice to Leader.
- Understand and use mathematical notation.
- Make effective summary notes for studying.
- Understand and use technology systems.
- Collect and analyse data to identify solutions and make informed decisions.
- Gather and organise relevant information to formulate an argument.
- Identify trends and forecast possibilities.