VCE Mathematics
VCE Mathematics Subject Selection Overview
Choosing a Mathematics Course: Units 1 – 4
Students are encouraged to refer to the VCE Mathematics Subject Selection Overview (above), in addition to reading the following information.
Before selecting a Mathematics course, students should be aware of tertiary entrance prerequisite requirements.
Combinations of courses other than those outlined below are possible and should be discussed with the Leader of Learning – Mathematics and Computing.
Units 1 and 2

Units 3 and 4

Further Mathematics 
Further Mathematics 
Mathematical Methods 
Mathematical Methods 
Specialist Mathematics 
Specialist Mathematics 
Possible Twoyear Courses
Course 
Units 
Option 1 
Year 11: Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2.
Year 12: Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4. 
Option 2 
Year 11: Specialist Mathematics Units 1 and 2 and Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2.
Year 12: Specialist Mathematics Units 3 and 4, Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4. 
Option 3 
Year 11: Specialist Mathematics Units 1 and 2 and Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2.
Year 12: Specialist Mathematics Units 3 and 4, Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 and Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4. 
Option 4 
Year 11: Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 and Further Mathematics Units 1 and 2.
Year 12: Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 and Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4. 
Option 5 
Year 11: Further Mathematics Units 1 and 2.
Year 12: Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4. 
Restrictions on Course Selection
Students should be aware that there are certain restrictions on the choice of Mathematics courses, including:
 Specialist Mathematics 1 and 2 may not be taken without Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2.
 Students studying Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 must have successfully completed Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2.
 Students intending to study Specialist Mathematics in Year 12 must also have completed or be concurrently studying Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 and are strongly encouraged to have completed Specialist Mathematics Units 1 and 2. If they have not completed Specialist Mathematics Units 1 and 2 then they must be prepared to complete intensive work independently over the summer break between Year 11 and 12.
Students can only include up to two of the following Unit 3 and 4 sequences in their primary four subjects towards their ATAR Score: Further Mathematics, Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics. The third or University Extension Mathematics, contributes an increment to the ATAR Score. University Extension only counts as a sixth subject and no more than three of the four possible Mathematics courses are included in the ATAR Score.
