As Mathematics is a subject that builds on prior knowledge and skills, it is recommended that units are completed in sequence.
Students who are performing at a very good level in Mathematics, and would like the challenge of being accelerated, may take accelerated units MAB70 or MAB30. These units compress one year of a normal Mathematics course into one semester. This means that accelerated students cover all of the Mathematics course, rather than skipping sections of the course. Students are selected into these accelerated units after consultation with their Mathematics teacher. Students entering Year 7 and who wish to enrol in the accelerated unit MAB70 must undertake a grading exam in October of the year preceding entry to the Senior School.
In the case that a student demonstrates an outstanding level of ability in Mathematics it is possible to take VCE Mathematics in Year 10. This involves an early entry to a Year 11 Mathematics unit. It should be stressed this would not be a regular occurrence and will require advice from the relevant Mathematics teacher.
Students are able to be accelerated or slowed down to consolidate their study in a variety of ways depending on their ability. These are just a few sequences. In all cases acceptance into accelerated units is dependent on the recommendations of the Mathematics teacher.
In each Mathematics unit: