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Kogarah High School

Kogarah High School

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The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:

  • Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Standard 2
  • Mathematics Standard 1 (Optional HSC examination)
  • Mathematics Life Skills.

The mathematics faculty of Kogarah High School prides itself on providing opportunity for all students to achieve academic success in this subject.

Many students achieve at the highest level in both the record of school achievement and Higher School Certificate (HSC) examinations. Teachers in the mathematics faculty have high expectations of their students, and enjoy seeing each student's success. 

Faculty aims/objectives

  • Students to reach their potential whilst enjoying learning about mathematics and seeing its relevance in our world
  • Students to be challenged by the work presented to them
  • Students to be able to understand the numeracy demands of all of their subjects

Faculty structure

  • Year 7 & 8 students remain in the same class for all subjects.
  • Year 9 & 10 classes are graded by their mathematics ability.
  • Years 9 & 10 may follow the 5.1, 5.2 or 5.3 (top) course, depending on their class, or their individual program.  
  • Years 11 & 12
    • Kogarah High School offers Extension 1, Mathematics (2 unit), General Mathematics (2 unit)
    • An Extension 2 Mathematics class runs every year in Year 12.

Extracurricular activities

The school enters over 100 students each year in the Australian Mathematics Competition. Some classes are nominated to enter Investigation: Mathematics run by the Mathematical Association of New South Wales Targeted junior students are invited to Luna Park each year, to complete Maths activities HSC Extension 1 & 2 students attend HSC Lectures The Mathematics Faculty runs Extension 2 enrichment days for our students

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