Mathematics Extension 1 is focused on enabling students to develop a thorough understanding of and competence in further aspects of mathematics. The course provides opportunities to develop rigorous mathematical arguments and proofs, and to use mathematical models more extensively.
Introducing Stage 6 Maths at BCC
What level of Maths should I choose?
Topics studied in Year 11
- Functions : [Further Work with Functions / Polynomials]
- Trigonometric Functions : [Inverse Trigonometric Functions / Further Trigonometric Identities]
- Calculus : [Rates of Change]
- Combinatorics : [Working with Combinatorics]
Topics studied in Year 12
- Proof : [Proof by Mathematical Induction]
- Vectors : [Introduction to Vectors]
- Trigonometric Functions : [Trigonometric Equations]
- Calculus : [Further Calculus Skills / Applications of Calculus]
- Statistical Analysis : [The Binomial Distribution]
What do you do in this course?
The Extension Mathematics course allows students who wish to pursue future studies in Mathematics to engage at a deeper level than that found in the Advanced Course. Students studying Extension Mathematics typically engage more comfortably with the theory behind the maths and are able to investigate a multitude of theoretical and abstract ways of approaching and solving problems.
How can this course help you in the future?
Extension 1 Mathematics (coupled with the Extension 2 course in Year 12) typically sets the bar of understanding and competency for first-year University students wanting to study a variety of technical fields including high-level economics and actuarial studies, engineering, medicine, software design and computer programming.