Mathematics Standard 1 or 2

Welcome to Maths!

The Mathematics Standard Year 11 course is a common course for all students studying mathematics in Year 11. It comprises four main topics including algebra, measurement, financial maths and statistical analysis. At the end of Year 11, students can elect to study either the Standard 1 or the Standard 2 course for Year 12.

MATHEMATICS STANDARD 1:  This course focuses on the concepts that are commonly required for trades including automotive, construction, health, plumbing, hospitality, metals, business, finance and many more. A basic knowledge of mathematics is foundational to all your other studies at Newman, and we aim to help students develop both confidence and enjoyment in their mathematical studies. Students studying the Mathematics Standard 1 course may elect to undertake an optional HSC examination at the end of Year 12.

MATHEMATICS STANDARD 2:  This course is designed for those students who wish to extend their mathematical skills and offers the opportunity to develop a better understanding of mathematics through a variety of real-world applications. It covers topics such as advanced trigonometry, critical path analysis, finance and graphical relationships. The course provides an appropriate mathematical background for students entering the workforce or planning to undertake further tertiary training. All students studying the Mathematics Standard 2 course will sit for a compulsory HSC.

Course Downloads & Links

Handbook Page

Download the Maths page from the Enrolment Handbook.

Maths FAQ's

In Year 11 all maths students study the Standard Mathematics course. In Year 12 you can choose either Standard 1 or Standard 2 Mathematics. Both are Board Developed Courses that contribute towards HSC units of study.

Standard 1 is an easier course which is more related to the trades and everyday life. Standard 2 is the more difficult course, better suited to students who have strong maths ability and who may wish to attend university. The Standard 2 course is also recommended for students who wish to study Electrotechnology at Newman.

It doesn’t matter what level of Maths you studied in Year 10, or whether you felt like a success or a failure. All students are welcome to choose Maths at Newman.

  1. A solid mathematical foundation is important in all the trade and service subjects that you will study at Newman.
  2. Maths gives us the ability to organise, analyse, problem-solve and think logically across every area of learning.
  3. In Maths at Newman we focus on learning, not on test marks. We try to make learning relevant to your VET courses and to life in general. We hope to help you re-connect with your inner mathematician and re-discover your natural love of Mathematics.

You will study:

Financial Maths, in which you will learn about income, investments, depreciation, taxation and much more.

Measurement, which provides a basis for all trades and services including construction, metals, plumbing, electrotechnology, health services, retail and many others.

Statistics, which allows us to collect and analyse data to help us make decisions.

Networks, which teaches us how objects and relationships are interconnected.

Algebra, which involves finding unknown values and putting real life variables into equations and then solving them.

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