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Mathematics: Specialist

Course Description

The ATAR Mathematics Specialist course provides opportunities, beyond those presented in the ATAR Mathematics Methods course, to develop rigorous mathematical arguments and proofs, and to use mathematical models more extensively. ATAR Mathematics Specialist contains topics in functions and calculus that build on and deepen the ideas presented in the ATAR Mathematics Methods course, as well as demonstrate their application in many areas. The ATAR Mathematics Specialist course also extends understanding and knowledge of statistics and introduces the topics of vectors, complex numbers and matrices. ATAR Mathematics Specialist is the only ATAR Mathematics course that should not be taken as a stand‐alone course, it must be taken in conjunction with the ATAR Mathematics Methods course. Mathematics Specialist is aimed at students with a strong interest in mathematics, including those intending to study mathematics, statistics, all sciences and associated fields, economics or engineering at university.

Minimum Entry Requirements

A grade in Year 10 Extension Mathematics


For assessment criteria and Year 12 course details, please visit the SCSA page of this subject.

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