Oatley Senior Campus

Georges River College

Telephone02 8567 3700



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.

Mathematics at GRC Oatley Senior Campus provides students with the opportunity to be able to examine, and understand situations in their everyday lives and be active citizens. It can be the basis for successful decision-making and problem solving in every industry. It is the tool and language of many sciences. It helps us recognize patterns and understand the world around us.

Students may choose from a number of different Mathematics courses dependent on their level of achievement in Stage 5. We also offer the opportunity for students to participate in a range of competitions such as The Australian Mathematics Competition and ICAS Mathematics. During these competitions, students are able to demonstrate their higher order thinking and problem solving skills.

In Year 11 students can study mathematics in one of three courses:

  • Year 11 Mathematics Standard
  • Year 11 Mathematics Advanced
  • Year 11 Mathematics Extension

In Year 12 students can study mathematics in the following courses:

  • Mathematics Standard 1 or Mathematics Standard 2
  • Year 12 Mathematics Advanced
  • Year 12 Mathematics Extension 1
  • Year 12 Mathematics Extension 2

All courses are Board Developed courses and are examined at the HSC.

Yr 12 Mathematics Standard 1 allows students to elect an optional HSC examination. The examination mark may be used by the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) to contribute to the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).