Welcome to the Swan View Senior High School Mathematics webpage.  At Swan View we are keen to see your child do the best that they can.  To support this we use a variety of textbooks and other teaching aids.  We also try to put copies of homework and assignments on CONNECT so that parents/ guardians can keep an eye on what their child is doing.  We run after school maths tutoring on Wednesday afternoons till 4pm in M4.

Equipment Required: 

Your child should be bringing to every lesson the following items

  • Pen
  • Lead pencil
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Exercise book(s) for notes and working
  • Scientific calculator
  • Upper School ATAR students and Year 10 Potential ATAR Maths students should also be using a Casio Classpad calculator.  Students who don’t have one of these in ATAR Year 11 and 12 courses will find themselves significantly disadvantaged.

Textbooks:

Lower School: We use a variety of textbooks to cater for different learning styles.  Students have access to class sets of books and may be able to arrange with the teacher to borrow one overnight if they want to do extra work.  We also put chapters of work on CONNECT (where possible) so that students can access the work, for revision, at home.

Upper School:

  • ATAR: Students can loan their upper school books out of our school library.
  • General: The textbook is on the booklist for purchase. There will also be some available for use in the classroom.

Courses offered in 2016:

Year 7 to 9:

We offer 2 pathways in Years 7 to 9:

  • The ACE pathway caters for the top, academic students in the year group.  These students work on the Australian Curriculum but at a quicker pace to the other students.  There assessments are generally more challenging as we want to assess their understanding and application of the Australian Curriculum
  • The General pathway is for all other students.  Students in this pathway are exposed to the Australian Curriculum and there is opportunity to extend students as well as providing remedial work for students with weak Numeracy skills.

Year 10:

We offer 3 pathways in Year 10:

  • The ACE pathway for the top, academic students in the year group.  These students work on content from the Year 10 and 10A Australian Curriculum.  The assessments that they do are aimed at preparing them for ATAR Mathematics in Year 11.
  • The Aspirant pathway for the students who have the ability to do ATAR Mathematics in Year 11 but are not in the ACE program. These students work on content from the Year 10 and 10A Australian Curriculum.  The assessments that they do are aimed at preparing them for ATAR Mathematics in Year 11.
  • The General pathway is for the remaining students.  Students in this course are exposed to aspects of the Year 10 Australian Curriculum and opportunity is provided for students to be extended.  Students in this pathway will have the knowledge to attempt General Mathematics in Year 11.

To see what is in the Australian Curriculum, use the link below

http://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/p-10-curriculum/curriculum-browser/mathematics

Year 11

  • ATAR Pathways:
    • Mathematics Methods
    • Mathematics Applications

Students in these courses are working towards an ATAR score at the end of year 12.  They will do investigations and tests in class as well as exams at the end of each semester.  The students are expected to be organised, bring the required equipment to every lesson and revise work frequently.

  • Non-ATAR Pathways:
    • Mathematics Essential
    • Mathematics Foundations
    • Mathematics Preliminary (does not count towards graduation)

Students in these classes are working on improving their numeracy skills.  These courses prepare them for TAFE as well as future employment.  There are projects, assignments and tests involved in these courses.  Students need to make sure they manage their time well and ensure all projects are submitted on time.

Year 12

  • ATAR Pathways:
    • Mathematics Methods
    • Mathematics Applications

Students in these classes are working towards an ATAR score at the end of the year.  They will do investigations and tests in class as well as exams at the end of each semester.  The students are expected to be organised and bring the required equipment to every lesson and revise work frequently.

  • Non-ATAR Pathways:
    • Mathematics Essential
    • Mathematics Preliminary (does not count towards graduation)

Students in these classes are working on improving their numeracy skills.  These courses prepare them for TAFE as well as future employment.  There are projects, assignments and tests involved in these courses.  Students doing Mathematics Essential will also have an Externally Set Task, during Term 2, that will be moderated against other schools in the state.  Students need to make sure they manage their time well and ensure all projects are submitted on time.

For information on the content in each course, please use the link below

http://wace1516.scsa.wa.edu.au/syllabus-and-support-materials/mathematics

If you have any queries or concerns, please email the HOLA of Mathematics and Science, Mrs Justine McCann at Justine.temple@education.wa.edu.au