Randwick Boys High School

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The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:

  • Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Standard 2
  • Mathematics Standard 1 (Optional HSC examination)
  • Mathematics Life Skills.

Our philosophy

The mathematics faculty is a faculty of excellence in teaching and learning. Students are encouraged to always strive for their personal best, inspiring independent and higher order thinking within a supportive and caring environment.

Faculty overview:

The basic aim of the mathematics department is to produce students who are capable of, either, continuing their mathematics education to HSC level and beyond or, being competent to undertake further mathematics studies in preparation for employment.

This aim is achieved in a variety of ways from Years 7 to 12 with a common theme of regular homework and constant revision. The mathematics department at Randwick Boys High School provides the opportunity for each student to participate in a range of experiences that promote the development of the whole person. These can include but are not limited to:

  • peer tutoring
  • avid mathematicians club
  • mathematics competitions
  • mathematics challenge and enrichment
  • numeracy day.

HSC courses offered:

Our mathematics faculty each year offers all HSC mathematics courses including:

  • Extension 2 mathematics
  • Extension 1 mathematics
  • mathematics
  • general mathematics

Each year our faculty achieves impressive HSC results with students performing in the top two bands across all levels of mathematics (bands 5 and 6 for general mathematics and mathematics, as well as bands E3 and E4 for Extension 1 and 2 mathematics).

Differentiation of curriculum:

The mathematics department at Randwick Boys understands the importance of catering to each students learning needs. To meet these needs our faculties classes from Years 7-10 are streamed into different levels. This means that from Year 7 our Mathematics students are placed in a class where they are likely to succeed. This allows us to extend gifted students and provide extra support for those students who need it most.


Below are 2 links to our new mathematics syllabus and HSC syllabuses.

High school experience day

Year 4 students get to try their hand at high school life.

Mathematics champions

Group work

Enrichment program

Peer tutoring