Subject information

Essential Mathematics is designed for a range of students, including those who are seeking to meet the SACE numeracy requirement, and students who are planning to pursue a career in a range of trades or vocational pathways. There is an emphasis on extending students’ mathematical skills in ways that apply to practical problem-solving in everyday and workplace contexts, in flexible and resourceful ways.

Students who complete 10 credits of this subject with a C grade or better will meet the numeracy requirement of the SACE.

Stage 1 subject code: 1MEM10 or 1MEM20

Credits: 10 or 20

Stage 2 subject code from 2017: 2MEM20

Credits: 20

Stage 1 subject outline 2017 [DOC 505KB]

Stage 2 subject outline 2017 [DOC 498KB]

Changes to moderation sample selection

From 2017, the SACE Board will no longer select Stage 2 moderation samples for school assessed materials. Teachers will select the moderation sample.

Read more about moderation sample selection, including FAQs and an instructional video.

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Deanna Isles
SACE Officer – Curriculum and Assessment
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