Mathematics Extension 1 (Year 11) 1 Unit

ATAR Course

For Whom is the Course Intended?

This Extension Course gives students the basis for further university studies which are heavily dependent on Mathematics such as the physical and engineering sciences and Mathematics Degrees. However many students undertake this course for other reasons: they may be good at Mathematics and enjoy the challenge; they may want to leave some career options open; they may want to use their talents in this area to maximise their ATAR score.

It is recommended that students of outstanding mathematical ability should consider undertaking both Extension Courses 1 and 2 (1 Unit each) in the HSC year.


The Course is intended for students who have demonstrated a mastery of the skills in Stage 5.

They should have completed the 5.3 Mathematics Pathway and gained Grade A (A10 or A9).


Extension students are assessed separately on both the Mathematics Course and the Extension 1 Course. They are awarded two results:

  •  a mark out of 100 for Mathematics, and
  •  a mark out of 50 for Extension 1.

Internal Assessment

Students will do traditional examinations plus a number of other tasks which have a stronger emphasis on understanding, interpretation and communication.

External Assessment

Two HSC Examinations

Mathematics 2 Unit (3 hours), and

Extension I (2 hours).

Note: Extension Mathematics Courses commence at 8am x 2 mornings per week.


Subject costs are included in the College Resource Fee.