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Further Mathematics

Accreditation period Units 3 and 4: 2016-2022

The accreditation period has been extended and expires 31 December 2022.

Study Design

VCE Mathematics Study Design (pdf - 650.41kb) 

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Further Mathematics Units 3-4: 2016-2022.

School-based assessment

View VCE Further Mathematics School-based Coursework report (doc - 131kb).

Modelling and problem-solving (docx - 151.56kb)
This document complements the School-assessed Coursework report and should be read in conjunction with it.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Further Mathematics examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Approved technology for use of CAS calculators and software in VCE Mathematics examinations.

Support material

Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.

Frequently asked questions (docx - 76.43kb)
Based on queries raised during the Mathematics Study Design implementation briefings.

VCE Further Mathematics School-assessed Coursework (pptx - 1.15mb)
This resource provides an overview of School-assessed Coursework for VCE Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4.

VCE Mathematics School-assessed Coursework (SAC) resource (2000)
This online resource provides access to VCE Mathematics Common Assessment Task (CAT) Investigative Project and Challenging Problem materials (1989–1999).

School-assessed coursework videos

A series of videos and materials to help teachers develop School-assessed Coursework.

Unit 3

Unit 4

Matrices module - How to develop a modelling or problem-solving task

Networks and decision mathematics module - How to develop a modelling or problem-solving task

Graphs and relations module - How to develop a modelling or problem-solving task

Geometry and measurement module - How to develop a modelling or problem-solving task

Application task

Data sets to aid in teaching Further Mathematics in the classroom.

2003 Data sets (xls - 48kb)

2004 Data sets (xls - 103.5kb)

2005 Data sets (xls - 69.5kb)

Study review

Study Review Plan (docx - 86.75kb)
This plan document provides key information on the review of VCE General/Further Mathematics, being conducted in 2020/21. VCE study designs currently under review in 2020/21 will now be delivered by schools in 2023 (rather than 2022).

Consultation

Consultation on the VCE Mathematics Study Design is now closed.

The review panel will consider all responses to the consultation draft before a final draft of the study design is prepared.

The final draft of the study design will be considered by the Board of the VCAA. Any updates on the progress of the review will be published in the VCAA Bulletin.

Curriculum Manager

Kevin McMenamin
Acting Curriculum Manager - Mathematics
tel: + 61 3 7022 0184
email: Kevin.McMenamin@education.vic.gov.au

Curriculum Managers lead, manage and support the production, review and development of senior secondary curriculum and assessment materials. They also provide policy advice and implementation support for Foundation to Year 12 curriculum and assessment.