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Mathematics

 
The study of mathematics can lead to a variety of exciting professional careers.  Basic research, engineering, finance, business, and government service are among the opportunities open to those with mathematical training.  Moreover, with the increasing importance of basic science and information technology, prospects for careers in the mathematical sciences are very good.  Mathematical analysis and computational modelling are important for solving some of the most pressing problems of our time - new energy resources, climate change, risk management, epidemiology, to name a few.  We must strive to maintain our technological edge; mathematical skills will be crucial to this effort.

Some more specific business positions include software design, portfolio analysis, design studies, statistical analysis, computer simulation and testing. There are extensive opportunities for mathematics in finance, the actuarial fields, and economic forecasting. 

Many laboratories, both government and private, maintain independent research staffs that include mathematicians.  Their work often deals with the development of new technology, applied mathematics, numerical simulations, such as weather and climate forecasting.  These ventures all depend heavily on the use of mathematics and supercomputers.


Mathematics is a crucial life skill.  Most university majors require at least some mathematics. Limiting the mathematics that you study may limit your career options. Mathematics has connections to subjects where you might not expect it - art, music, and poetry are a few.

Mathematics A

Mathematics A aims to provide the opportunity for students to continue to participate fully in lifelong learning.

Mathematics B

Mathematics B includes the study such topics as mathematical functions and their applications, differential and integral calculus and applied statistical analysis.

Mathematics C

Mathematics C is a companion subject to Mathematics B. It aims to extend the competency and confidence of students in mathematics beyond the scope of Mathematics B, to build on and combine many of the concepts introduced in Mathematics B.

Prevocational Mathematics

Prevocational Mathematics is an Authority Registered Subject, and hence will not contribute to an OP. This subject provides opportunities for students to improve their numeracy to assist them in their jobs and personal lives.