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The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

By studying mathematics, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical concepts and their use within the classroom and beyond.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Extension 2
  • Mathematics Standard 1
  • Mathematics Standard 2.
  • Mathematics Life Skills

Mathematics at Heathcote High

Welcome to all the students who are studying a Mathematics course in 2019.  We hope you will enjoy the challenges and achieve success in your course.

A calculator is an essential tool that enables real problems to be solved and provides ready access to various functions required in particular topics.  For this reason it is essential that all students in Years 8 – 12 have a calculator of their own in class every day from the beginning of the school year. Year 7 students have now had their calculator order filled.  We ask that all students purchase the model we have chosen for classroom use so that we can assist them when needed.  Calculators can be purchased at the front office for $24.

Textbooks are accessible electronically via Google Classroom for the Standard course and most junior classes reducing the need for many students who are following the BYOD policy to carry their textbook.

In addition to the formal examination periods we have scheduled our assessment task dates  as follows and will endeavour to adhere to these dates.

  •  Year 7-10: Week 4 of Term 2, 20th - 24th May
  • Year 10: 13th August
  • Year 11:  8th April, 31st July
  • Year 11:  Extension: 8th April, 1st May, 31st July
  • Year 12 :Standard 1 & 2 - 19th February, 5th April, 21st June
  •                Mathematics - 5th April, 21st June
  •                Extention 1 - 9th April, 25th June
  •                Extension 2 - 27th February, 1st March, 2nd May, 29th August

Highlights of the coming year are expected to be the Australian Mathematics Competition in Term 3 with an entry fee due this term and the Year 8 Maths Olympiad.

Remember Study Buddies.  Mrs Croaker will be available in the Library on Wednesday afternoons from 3.05pm until 4.00pm.


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Students enjoying the Maths Olympiad


The Australian Curriculum – NSW is now fully implemented for Stages 4 and 5.  The syllabus is available at

 http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au/mathematics/mathematics-k10/ or view the Parents' Guide at http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au/support-materials/parents-guide/

The Stage 6 Standard Mathematics course has Pathway 2 (ATAR) and Pathway 1 (optional-ATAR).  It should be noted that students in both pathways follow the same syllabus for the Preliminary (Year 11) course.

The new Stage 6 Calculus based courses; Advanced Mathematics, Extention 1 and 2 have been implemented in 2019. 

Also worthy of note is that students sitting the HSC in all courses can be examined on content and skills from both Years 11 and 12.