Year 11 – General Mathematics

Level: Stage 1
Subject Name: General Mathematics
Prerequisites: Nil
Assumed Knowledge: Year 10 Mathematics

Course Summary:

General Mathematics extends students’ mathematical skills in ways that apply to practical problem solving. Topics cover a diverse range of applications of mathematics. General Mathematics can be studied as a Semester Course or as a Year course. It leads to General Mathematics at Stage 2.

Students who complete 10 credits of this subject with a C grade or better will meet the numeracy requirement of the SACE.

Course content:

Semester 1:

  • Investing and Borrowing
  • Measurement
  • Statistics

Semester 2:

  • Trigonometry
  • Networks and Matrices
  • Modelling with linear and non-linear functions


  • 3 Tests each Semester; one on each topic
  • 1 Investigation each Semester on Measurement (Sem 1) and Networks and Matrices (Sem 2)
  • Homework tasks