Maths Faculty

Aims and Objectives

The Mathematics Faculty supports the general aim of the school, to provide the basic skills and knowledge (academic and personal) necessary for students to cope in our complex society.

In particular, the Mathematics Faculty will endeavour to:

* develop the basic numeracy skills necessary in our society, this is considered to be of
paramount importance.
* impart favourable attitudes to learning mathematics. That is, students should derive interest
and enjoyment from mathematical activities.
* impart mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills appropriate to the student’s ability and
needs.
* develop an awareness of the place of mathematics in solving problems occurring in everyday
life.

Staff List and Responsibilities 2017

Mr John Dillon
Head Teacher
Year 11 Mathematics Coordinator
Year 12 Mathematics Extension 2 Coordinator

Mrs Patricia Biczo
Year 9 Coordinator

Mrs Deborah Crancher
NAPLAN Coordinator
Year 11 General Coordinator

Mr Steven Faulds
Year 11 Extension 1 Coordinator

Mrs Sandra Gutesa / Mr Basem Shenouda
Year 7 Coordinator

Mr Graeme Huxley
AMC, ICAS and Mathematics Competitions Coordinator

Mrs Tahmeena Tarannum
NAPLAN Coordinator
Year 11 Mathematics Coordinator
Year 12 Mathematics Coordinator

Mr Grant Rawson
Year 12 Mathematics Extension 1 Coordinator

Mrs Maryam Sabah
Year 10 Coordinator
Year 12 Mathematics Coordinator

Mrs Lydia Yuen
Year 8 Coordinator
Year 12 Mathematics General Coordinator

Subjects Offered in 2017
The teachers of the faculty teach the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) courses for Stage 4 (Years 7 and 8), Stage 5 (Years 9 and 10) and Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12).

Our programs, in all stages, go to a greater depth (higher order thinking) in many topic areas as well as incorporating additional topics that are appropriate.

In Year 8, the five classes are graded according to ability.

In Years 9 – 10, the six classes are graded according to ability.

In Year 11, we have six Mathematics Extension 1 classes, two Mathematics classes and one Mathematics General class.

In Year 12, we have two Mathematics classes, six Mathematics Extension 1 classes, four Mathematics Extension 2 classes and two Mathematics General classes.

Achievements in 2016

Year 10 RoSA
87% of students were awarded a Grade A or B (with 60% of students receiving either an A10 or an A9)

Year 11 RoSA
85% of students in Mathematics General were awarded a Grade A or B (with 52% of students receiving an A)

73% of students in Mathematics were awarded a Grade A or B (with 53% of students receiving an A)

71% of students in Mathematics Extension 1 were awarded a Grade A or B (with 38% of students receiving an A)

Year 12 HSC
90% of students in Mathematics General were awarded a Band 5 or 6 (with 55% of students receiving a Band 6)

80% of students in Mathematics were awarded a Band 5 or 6 (with 47% of students receiving a Band 6)

92% of students in Mathematics Extension 1 were awarded a Band E3 or E4 (with 51% of students receiving a Band E4)

92% of students in Mathematics Extension 2 were awarded a Band E3 or E4 (with 40% of students receiving a Band E4)

External Competitions
In the University of NSW International Competitions and Assessments for School (UNSW ICAS) the school achieved 67 High Distinctions and 355 Distinctions.

In the Australasian Mathematics Competition (AMC) the school achieved 2 Prizes, 13 High Distinctions and 112 Distinctions.

The Australasian Problem Solving Mathematics Olympiad (APSMO) team finished in the top 15% of all teams.

 
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