Year 11 Mathematics Essentials

Mathematics Essential is a General course which focuses on using mathematics effectively, efficiently and critically to make informed decisions. It provides students with the mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding to solve problems in real contexts for a range of workplace, personal, further learning and community settings. This course provides the opportunity for students to prepare for post-school options of employment and further training.


Minimum is C Grade in Year 10 Mathematics.


The Year 11 syllabus is divided into two units, each of one semester duration, which are typically delivered as a pair. The notional time for each unit is 55 class contact hours.

Unit 1

This unit includes the following four topics:

  • Basic calculations, percentages and rates;
  • Using formulas for practical purposes;
  • Measurement; and
  • Graphs
Unit 2 – Global Networks and Interconnections

This unit includes the following four topics:

  • Representing and comparing data;
  • Percentages;
  • Rates and ratios; and
  • Time and motion


Response: 50%.
Practical Applications/Statistical Investigation Process: 50%