About the subject
Students experience and learn the mathematical processes associated with investigating, modelling and solving problems drawn from realistic contexts.
Stage 2 Mathematical Applications is divided into seven topics.
For a 20credit subject, students study four of the topics listed below (two topics in each semester)
 Topic 1: Applied Geometry
 Topic 2: Investment and Loans
 Topic 3: Mathematics and Small Business
 Topic 4: Matrices
 Topic 5: Optimisation
 Topic 6: Share Investments
 Topic 7: Statistics and Working with Data.

Assessment
Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Schoolbased Assessment Weighting Skills and Applications Tasks 30% Folio 40% External Assessment Examination 30% Information on the External Assessment
Examinations are set by the SACE Board and conducted twice yearly, at the end of semester 1, and again at the end of semester 2. Each examination is 90 minutes long.
For a 20credit subject, students will undertake both examinations.
The examination is based on the key questions and key ideas outlined in the two topics studied in the semester.
The examination will be graded by external assessors with reference to performance standards.
Performance Standards
The Mathematical Applications Subject Outline includes performance standards, which describe five levels of achievement that are reported with the grades A to E at the student’s completion of the subject.
The schoolbased assessments and the external assessment will be graded with reference to the performance standards.