Year 12 – Mathematical Methods

Level: Stage 2
Prerequisites: Stage 1 Mathematical Methods
Assumed knowledge: Nil

Course Summary:

Mathematical Methods develops an increasingly complex and sophisticated understanding of calculus and statistics. Using functions, their derivatives and integrals to mathematically modelling physical processes, students develop a deep understanding of the physical world through a sound knowledge of relationships involving rates of change. Students use statistics to describe and analyse phenomena that involve uncertainty and variation.

Course content:

  • Calculus
    • Differential Calculus
    • Logarithmic Functions
    • Integral Calculus
  • Statistics
    • Discrete Random Variables
    • Continuous Random Variables
    • Sampling and Confidence Intervals


  • Six tests across the topics studied. - 50%
  • One investigation - 20%
  • External Examination - 30%