Penshurst Campus

Georges River College

Telephone02 9580 3141


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.

The Year 7-10 curriculum is diverse and includes topics in the following areas:

  • Working Mathematically
  • Number
  • Patterns and Algebra
  • Data
  • Measurement
  • Space and geometry

Through the use of a diverse curriculum we strive to inspire confidence and enjoyment in doing Mathematical activities. We aim to instill a positive attitude to Mathematics as an interesting, challenging subject – one that helps the girls to develop thinking that is logical, flexible and original.

The girls acquire an ability to apply mathematical ideas, rules and procedures both in and beyond the classroom situation. We aim to ensure that the girls can choose from the widest possible range of options for senior study and career paths.