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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 4 outcomes

Mathematics

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Stage 4
outcomes

A student:
  • communicates and connects mathematical ideas using appropriate terminology, diagrams and symbols

    MA4-1WM
  • applies appropriate mathematical techniques to solve problems

    MA4-2WM
  • recognises and explains mathematical relationships using reasoning

    MA4-3WM
  • compares, orders and calculates with integers, applying a range of strategies to aid computation

    MA4-4NA
  • operates with fractions, decimals and percentages

    MA4-5NA
  • solves financial problems involving purchasing goods

    MA4-6NA
  • operates with ratios and rates, and explores their graphical representation

    MA4-7NA
  • generalises number properties to operate with algebraic expressions

    MA4-8NA
  • operates with positive-integer and zero indices of numerical bases

    MA4-9NA
  • uses algebraic techniques to solve simple linear and quadratic equations

    MA4-10NA
  • creates and displays number patterns; graphs and analyses linear relationships; and performs transformations on the Cartesian plane

    MA4-11NA
  • calculates the perimeters of plane shapes and the circumferences of circles

    MA4-12MG
  • uses formulas to calculate the areas of quadrilaterals and circles, and converts between units of area

    MA4-13MG
  • uses formulas to calculate the volumes of prisms and cylinders, and converts between units of volume

    MA4-14MG
  • performs calculations of time that involve mixed units, and interprets time zones

    MA4-15MG
  • applies Pythagoras’ theorem to calculate side lengths in right-angled triangles, and solves related problems

    MA4-16MG
  • classifies, describes and uses the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, and determines congruent triangles to find unknown side lengths and angles

    MA4-17MG
  • identifies and uses angle relationships, including those related to transversals on sets of parallel lines

    MA4-18MG
  • collects, represents and interprets single sets of data, using appropriate statistical displays

    MA4-19SP
  • analyses single sets of data using measures of location, and range

    MA4-20SP
  • represents probabilities of simple and compound events

    MA4-21SP

Science 

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Stage 4
outcomes

A student:
  • appreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them

    SC4-1VA
  • shows a willingness to engage in finding solutions to science-related personal, social and global issues, including shaping sustainable futures

    SC4-2VA
  • demonstrates confidence in making reasoned, evidence-based decisions about the current and future use and influence of science and technology, including ethical considerations

    SC4-3VA
  • identifies questions and problems that can be tested or researched and makes predictions based on scientific knowledge

    SC4-4WS
  • collaboratively and individually produces a plan to investigate questions and problems

    SC4-5WS
  • follows a sequence of instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and individually

    SC4-6WS
  • processes and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions

    SC4-7WS
  • selects and uses appropriate strategies, understanding and skills to produce creative and plausible solutions to identified problems

    SC4-8WS
  • presents science ideas, findings and information to a given audience using appropriate scientific language, text types and representations

    SC4-9WS
  • describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations

    SC4-10PW
  • discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations

    SC4-11PW
  • describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system

    SC4-12ES
  • explains how advances in scientific understanding of processes that occur within and on the Earth, influence the choices people make about resource use and management

    SC4-13ES
  • relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction

    SC4-14LW
  • explains how new biological evidence changes people's understanding of the world

    SC4-15LW
  • describes the observed properties and behaviour of matter, using scientific models and theories about the motion and arrangement of particles

    SC4-16CW
  • explains how scientific understanding of, and discoveries about, the properties of elements, compounds and mixtures relate to their uses in everyday life

    SC4-17CW