Specialist Mathematics

SACE Credits: 20

Teacher: Lan Lieu

Specialist Mathematics draws on and deepens students’ mathematical knowledge, skills, and understanding, and provides opportunities for students to develop their skills in using rigorous mathematical arguments and proofs, and using mathematical models. It includes the study of functions and calculus.


The topics that will be covered are: Mathematical induction, complex numbers, functions and sketching graphs, vectors in three dimensions, integration techniques and applications, and rates of change and differential equations.


School Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio (20%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Skills and Applications Tasks (50%)


External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Examination (30%)


The subject leads to study in a range of tertiary courses such as mathematical sciences, engineering, computer science, and physical sciences. Students envisaging careers in related fields will benefit from studying this subject.


Specialist Mathematics is designed to be studied in conjunction with Mathematical Methods.