Mathematics is considered the “universal language”. The development of logical thinking and the presentation of mathematical proofs and arguments is essential to speaking this universal language. Specialist mathematics is a course that furthers student understanding of mathematics and the mathematical language used to communicate this. This course is aimed specifically at the preparation of students for Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics. The topics that will be covered are trigonometry, vectors in a plane, real and complex numbers.
Stage 1 Specialist Mathematics is a pre-requisite for Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, it is also recommended that students who choose this subject also study Stage 1 Mathematical Methods.