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

By studying mathematics, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical concepts and their use within the classroom and beyond.

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 Advanced (from 2019)
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Extension 2
  • Mathematics Standard 1
  • Mathematics Standard 2.

Mathematics courses aim to create confidence and enjoyment in doing mathematical activities. Students develop an awareness of how mathematics can be used to solve problems in everyday life. They also learn of its contribution to the development of society.

Mathematics courses also aim to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas

  • logical, flexible, fluent and original thinking
  • computation and problem solving skills
  • appropriate language for the effective communication of mathematical ideas and experiences
  • an ability to recognise mathematical patterns and relationships;
  • a variety of methods for calculation
  • an awareness of the basic structure of mathematics by an appreciation of the nature and inter-relationship of various strands of mathematics.


There are several pathways students can achieve in mathematics. For further information about the course and faculty policy documents, please contact the school.

  • Year 7/8 Mathematics
  • Year 9 5.2/5.1 Mathematics Standard
  • Year 9 5.3 Mathematics Advanced
  • Year 10 5.2/5.1 Mathematics Standard
  • Year 10 5.3 Mathematics Advanced
  • Preliminary General Mathematics
  • Preliminary Mathematics Advanced (2 unit)
  • Preliminary Mathematics Extension 1
  • HSC Mathematics General 1
  • HSC Mathematics General 2
  • HSC Mathematics Advanced (2 unit)
  • HSC Mathematics Extension 1
  • HSC Mathematics Extension 2

Acceleration Pathway

Acceleration pathway provides opportunities for talented students to be accelerated in mathematics and learn at a higher level. Talented students in mathematics will be selected and offered an accelerated pathway in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. They will be given intensive tuition at a higher level. Students in year 11 will complete the HSC Mathematics Advanced course. Accelerated students have regularly achieved band 6 level (greater than 90%) at the HSC.

Australian Mathematics Competition

The Australian Mathematics competition tests hundreds of thousands of students in over forty nations. The competition is the largest single event on the Australian education calendar. The competition tests everything from basic numeracy skills through to advanced problem solving and students must attain a pre-set standard to earn a certificate. Students at Cabramatta High School have consistently achieved high distinctions and distinctions in this competition.