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NSW Syllabuses

Organisation of content

Content defines what students are expected to know and do as they work towards syllabus outcomes. It provides the foundations for students to successfully progress to the next stage of schooling or post-school opportunities.

Teachers will make decisions about content regarding the sequence, emphasis and any adjustments required based on the needs, interests, abilities and prior learning of students.

Content in Stage 6 syllabuses defines learning expectations that may be assessed in Higher School Certificate examinations.

The following diagram provides an illustrative representation of elements of the course and their relationship.

The organisation of content diagram shows a central circle split into two interlocking halves. The left half shows Understanding, Fluency and Communicating. The right half shows Problem Solving, Reasoning, and Justification. Surrounding the central circle is a ring labelled Working Mathematically. A second ring is labelled Mathematics Advanced course. An outer ring shows the topics of the course. The Year 11 topics are: Functions, Trigonometric Functions, Calculus and Combinatorics. The Year 12 topics are: Statistical Analysis, Calculus, Trigonometric Functions, Vectors and Proof.