Specialist Mathematics

SACE Credits: 10

Teacher: Lan Lieu

Specialist Mathematics develops an increasingly complex and sophisticated understanding of mathematical arguments, and proofs, and using mathematical models.


By using vectors, real and complex numbers, trigonometry, and by 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.


Topics include vectors in the plane, real and complex numbers, and further trigonometry.


  • Assessment Type 1: Skills and Applications Tasks (75%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Folio (25%)


Specialist Mathematics provides the foundation for further study in mathematics in Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics.