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Warners Bay High School

Warners Bay High School

Quality Education for All

Telephone02 4954 9488

Emailwarnersbay-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Mathematics

... Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted... Albert Einstein

Mathematics provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in mathematics and working mathematically. Students have the opportunity to develop increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, communication, reasoning, analytical thought and problem-solving skills. These capabilities enable students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar situations by employing strategies to make informed decisions and solve problems relevant to their present and future needs.

Goals

  • To ensure that all students meet their mathematical potential
  • To encourage all students think mathematically and to be effective problem solvers

Activities

  • Australian Mathematics Competition
  • Maths Pathway
  • HSC workshops 

Features

  • Staff skilled in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2
  • Differentiation of teaching for Year 7 through Maths Pathway
  • Morning Maths help in D12 (as well as other break times)
  • Australian Mathematics Competition to challenge the best of the best

Enrichment Programs

  • Australian Mathematics Competition

Our Team

  • Mr M Morrissey HEAD TEACHER RELIEVING
  • Mr M Algie  
  • Ms K Furey                           
  • Mrs S Gay    
  • Mr P Gordon
  • Mr R Gordon                            
  • Miss J Hull
  • Mr J Lloyd
  • Mr B McAlpine
  • Mr R McVicar
  • Mr H Shearman
  • Mr J Smith GTIL CADET
  • Ms B Xuereb GTIL CADET

Courses

STAGE 4: Y7 & Y8

  • Stage 4 Mathematics
  • Maths Pathway (Year 7 2020)

STAGE 5: Y9 & Y10

  • Stage 5.1 Mathematics
  • Stage 5.2 Mathematics
  • Stage 5.3 Mathematics

Students are placed into courses based upon their performance in Year 8. Students who have struggled to demonstrate achievement of stage 4 outcomes are placed into Stage 5.1 Mathematics to consolidate their understanding of these concepts before progressing further into stage 5.

All other students are placed into a hybrid Stage 5.2/3 course for the first semester of Year 9. These students are all offered the same work and are given the same assessment tasks. This allows us to identify the top 30 students on each line who are capable of completing the more advanced stage 5.3 course.

Students generally continue in the same course through 9 and 10, though movement between courses (up and down) is possible. This is done on a case by case basis depending on availability of places and the performance of students.

STAGE 6: Y11 & Y12

  • Mathematics Standard 2 (ATAR cat A)
  • Mathematics Standard 1 (Year 12 only. ATAR cat B – optional HSC exam)
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Extension 2