Year 12 – Mathematical Methods

Length: Full Year (20 SACE credits
Contact: Maths Leader

Recommended Background

Grade B or higher in at least one of Stage 1 Mathematics Methods A, B, and C and teacher recommendation.

Course Description

Stage 2 Mathematical Methods develops an increasingly complex and sophisticated understanding of calculus and statistics. By using functions and their derivatives and integrals, and by mathematically modelling physical processes, students develop a deep understanding of the physical world through a sound knowledge of relationships involving rates of change. Students use statistics to describe and analyse phenomena that involve uncertainty and variation.

Stage 2 Mathematics Methods topics include:

  • Further Differentiation and Applications
  • Integral Calculus
  • Logarithmic Functions
  • Discrete Random Variables
  • Continuous Random Variables and Normal Distribution
  • Sampling and Confidence Intervals.


Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s Performance Standards, as outlined by the SACE Board. Grades A+ to E- will be used for reporting purposes.

School-based Assessment:

  • Skills and Application Tasks (50%)
  • Investigations Portfolio (20%).

External Assessment:

  • Examination (30%).

Note: A SACE approved Graphics Calculator is required.