Introducing the New Mathematics Advanced and Extension Syllabuses


Session 1 clarifies features of the new Stage 6 Mathematics Advanced and Extension courses, through an analysis of new directions in course rationales, new content areas and assessment requirements. We will also investigate the reasons behind these changes and analyse the implications for the Standard course and opportunities that this new beginning can bring.

Session 2 provides participants with opportunities to develop and share their understanding of new content areas through group discussions and participation in activities. This session will focus on key links between content and opportunities for assignments and research based tasks. This session will also include an opportunity to experience and analyse different assessment tasks.

Session 3 requires participants to plan a scope and sequence for Years 11 – 12, using their knowledge and understanding gained from sessions 1 and 2 to consider important links between content areas. Participants will then focus on creating a research task or assignment, identifying appropriate timing and content within their scope and sequence.


Completing a Introducing the New Mathematics Advanced and Extension Syllabuses course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: 2.1.2, 2.3.2, 3.3.2, 5.1.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2  from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Target Participants

Stage 6 Mathematics Teachers


This course will include presentations, large and small group discussions and activities and individual (or small team) resource development.

Read a JPL article by the presenter

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Listen to a JPL Podcast by the presenter

New Mathematics Syllabus 11-12