St George Girls High School

An Academically Selective High School for Girls

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The Mathematics faculty at St George Girls High School encourages and empowers students to achieve at a high level in a supportive, academic environment. Students are challenged through enrichment material, group work, class discussions and research. By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically. They develop fluency, and skills in problem-solving, reasoning and communication, while building the awareness that mathematics is an interconnected subject that involves understanding and reasoning about concepts and the relationships between those concepts. 

Stages 4 and 5

In Year 7 to 10 students follow the mandatory Mathematics syllabus, with Year 9 and 10 completing the stage 5.3 course, which consists of the following strands:

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

Stage 6

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 

Students are also provided with the opportunities to develop their interest and skills in Mathematics further through activities such as the Australian Mathematics Competition and the Mathematics Challenge. 

To support students in mathematics, the Mathematics faculty also run a Mathematics Homework Centre.  The Centre is available in the afternoon once a week, from 3.30 to 5 pm and all students from Years 7 to 12 are welcome to come along to do their homework, work on assessment tasks or study for examinations. Tutors, who are usually ex St George Girls High School students, are there to assist and support them.