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Specialist Mathematics 3&4

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Students taking this subject should have a very strong mathematical background. Any student taking this subject must also be taking Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 or Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4. In this study, students have access to worthwhile and challenging mathematical learning activities. Students will learn and practise mathematical skills and techniques to find solutions to standard problems. They further extend their mathematical knowledge and skills through the use of computer algebra system technology. Students undertake investigative projects and solve problems in unfamiliar and real-life situations.

Unit focus areas

Specialist Mathematics Unit 3 - Complex numbers | Vectors in 2 and 3 dimensions | Trigonometry | Differential and integral calculus | Differential equations

Specialist Mathematics Unit 4 - Kinematics | Data analysis | Logic and proof | Vector calculus | Hypothesis testing


Only those students who have studied Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 and Specialist Mathematics Units 1 and 2 are able to study Specialist Mathematics Units 3 and 4. Specialist Mathematics Units 3 and 4 must be studied in conjunction with Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4.


For Units 3 and 4, students complete School-Assessed Coursework (40%) subject to external moderation, and two end-of-year examinations (60%).

Enrolments and assessments

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