Year 10 Subjects – Mathematics

Level: Year 10
Prerequisites: Nil
Assumed Knowledge: Year 9 Mathematics

Course Summary:

Year 10 Mathematics follows the Australian Curriculum and is assessed against the prescribed Achievement Standards. Year 10 Mathematics prepares students for both Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics at Year 11. With parental consent, students may undertake an adjusted form of each assessment task preparing them for General Mathematics or Essential Mathematics in Year 11.

The College also offers an extension mathematics class at Year 10.

This class covers all concepts of the Australian Curriculum for Year 10 as well as stretching students beyond the requirements of the Australian Curriculum for those who have demonstrated the capacity. As a result, the time spent on routine concepts will be briefer and more time will be spent on higher level concepts to extend these high performing students.

To select students for the extension class, current mathematics grades and the PAT (Progressive Achievement Test) results are considered with teacher observation. The PAT test assesses students’ skills and understanding in mathematics across all strands. Student’s do not study for the PAT test, rather, it assesses students’ retained knowledge.

There are opportunities for students to change in and out of the extension class during the year.

Course Content:

Semester 1:

  • Algebra
  • Indices and Algebraic Expansion
  • Pythagoras and Trigonometry
  • Measurement
  • Congruence and Similarity

Semester 2:

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Coordinate Geometry including Simultaneous Equations
  • Probability
  • Solving Quadratics
  • Statistics and Bivariate Statistics


  • 7 Tests covering the major topics
  • 1 Investigation each semester
  • 1 Examination each semester