Mathematics Faculty
At Sefton High School, our teachers are passionate about teaching mathematics and have high expectations of their students. Further, they are confident with the quality of content that they deliver and ensure every student is supported and has an opportunity to fulfil their full potential.
The Mathematics Department instil the importance of mathematics in students daily lives. As students appreciate the analytical skills that they gain through their mathematical journey at Sefton High School, they will find these skills invaluable to any career path they wish to pursue.
There are ample tools we use to teach and help our students learn mathematics. These include the use of technological applications/software such as Geogebra, DESMOS and Excel to assist our students to further develop a greater understanding in Mathematics.
Students are also provided with opportunities to extend their interest in Mathematics through activities, clubs and competitions such as the Computational and Algorithmic Thinking competition, Australian Mathematics Competition, the Australasian ProblemSolving Olympiad, The University of New South Wales ICAS competition, Coding Club, STEM challenges and enrichment activities both within and beyond the classroom.
Following are course outlines across years 710 and years 1112.
Mathematics in Years 7 to 10
Mathematics (710) Course outline
Mathematics is mandatory across years 710. Students study Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Within each of these strands they will cover a range of topics.
Year 7 list of topics covered:
1. Data Representation  2. Angles and Shapes  3. Data Collection  4. Probability 
5. Numbers  6. Fractions and Decimals  7. Integers  8. Time 
9. Algebraic Techniques 1  10. Length and Perimerter  11. Area  12 Properties of Geometric Figures (Parallel Lines) 
13. Indicies  14. Volume  15. Linear Relationships 1 
Year 8 list of topics covered:
1. Pythagoras' Theorem  2. Fractions, Decimals and Percentages  3. Ratio and Rates  4. Angle Sum of Triangles and Quadrilaterals 
5. Single Variable Data Analysis  6. Algebraic Techniques 2  7. Equations  8. Financial Maths 
9. Perimeter and Circumference  10. Probability 2  11. Area  12. Linear Relationships 2 
13. Volume  14. Congruence 
Year 9 list of topics covered:
1. Numbers of any magnitude  2. Algebraic Techniques  3. Area and Surface Area  4. Volume 
5. Indices (and Surds)  6. Equations  7. Geometry (Congruence)  8. Linear Relationships 1 
9. Data Analysis 1  10. Financial Maths  11. Ratio and Rates  12. Trigonometry 
13. Probability 1  14. Properties of Geometrical Shapes 
Year 10 list of topics covered:
1. Algebraic Techniques  2. Financial Maths  3. Ratio and Rates  4. Equations 
5. Volume  6. Surface Area  7. Linear Relationships 2  8. Trigonometry 
9. Similar Figures / Triangles  10. Data Analysis 2  11. NonLinear Relationships  12. Probability 2 
13. Functions and Graphs  14. Logarithms  15. Polynomials  16. Circle Geometry 
Mathematics in Years 11 and 12
In years 11 and 12, Mathematics is optional and the following courses are offered:
 Mathematics Standard (Year 11)
 Mathematics Standard 2 (Year 12)
 Mathematics Advanced (Years 11 & 12)
 Mathematics Extension 1 (Years 11 & 12)
 Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12)
Year 11 Mathematics Standard course
The Mathematics Standard Year 11 course content comprises four Topics, with the Topics divided into Subtopics.
Algebra  Measurement  Financial Mathematics  Statistical Analysis 




Year 12 course Mathematics Standard 2
The Mathematics Standard 2 Year 12 course content includes the following five Topics, with the topics divided into sub topics.
Algebra  Measurement  Financial Mathematics  Statistical Analysis  Networks 





_{Year 11 Mathematics Advanced Course}
The Mathematics Advanced Year 11 course content comprises five Topics, with the Topics divided into Subtopics.
Functions  Trigonometric Functions  Calculus  Exponential and Logarithmic Functions  Statistical Analysis 





_{Year 12 Mathematics Advanced Course}
The Mathematics Advanced Year 12 course content comprises five Topics, with the Topics divided into Subtopics.
Functions  Trigonometric Functions  Calculus  Financial Mathematics  Statistical Analysis 





_{Year 11 Mathematics Extension 1 Course}
The Mathematics Extension 1 Year 11 course content is comprised of four Topics, with the Topics divided into Subtopics.
Functions  Trigonometric Functions  Calculus  Combinatorics 




Year 12 Mathematics Extension 1 Course
The Mathematics Extension 1 Year 12 course content is comprised of five Topics, with the Topics divided into Subtopics.
Proof  Vectors  Trigonometric Functions  Calculus  Statistical Analysis 





_{Year 12 Mathematics Extension 2 Course }
The Mathematics Extension 2 course comprises five Topics, with the Topics divided into Subtopics.
Proof  Vectors  Complex Numbers  Calculus  Mechanics 




