VCE Mathematics: Specialist Mathematics
Aim
Specialist Mathematics Units 14 focus on advanced mathematical concepts, including complex numbers, vectors, calculus, differential equations, and statistical inference. These units enhance students' mathematical reasoning, proof, and problemsolving skills. Designed to be taken alongside or after Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4, Specialist Mathematics prepares students for further studies in STEM fields and other areas requiring strong mathematical foundations. The course covers theoretical and practical applications, fostering a deep understanding of mathematical structures and their use in various contexts
Prior Learning:
Prerequisites for Units 1 and 2: Successful completion of the PreMethods elective. and/OR Strong results in High level mathematics class.
Prerequisites for Units 3 and 4: Successful completion of Units 1 and 2 Specialist Mathematics.
NOTE: Specialist Mathematics MUST be undertaken in conjunction with Mathematical Methods.
Study design 20232027 (word doc)
Assessments
Satisfactory completion
 Demonstrated achievement of the set of outcomes.
Outcome 1
Define and Explain Key Concepts
Define and explain key concepts from the areas of study.
Apply a range of related mathematical routines and procedures to solve practical problems.
Outcome 2
Apply Mathematical Processes
Apply mathematical processes in practical, nonroutine contexts.
Analyse and discuss the applications of mathematics in various situations, using investigative modelling or problemsolving approaches.
Outcome 3
Use Technology and Computational Thinking
Use computational thinking and the functionalities of technology (numerical, graphical, symbolic, and statistical).
Develop mathematical ideas, produce results, and perform analysis in practical situations requiring investigative modelling or problemsolving techniques.
Assessment of satisfactory completion and weightings
Units 1 and 2:
Individual school decision on the levels of achievement.
Unit 3:
School assessed coursework (20%)
Unit 4:
School assessed coursework (20%)
Units 3 and 4:
Endofyear examination 1 (20%)
Endofyear examination 2 (40%)
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UNIT 3  UNIT 4 

