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
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.