High school students and teachers

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The School of Mathmatics and Statistics at UNSW is the largest of its kind in Australia, with the most extensive choice of courses and flexible programs. Studying mathematics and statistics will improve your logical and analytical skills and prepare you for a wide variety of careers.

Studying mathematics and statistics at UNSW opens up many options for your future. Visit our Alumni page to see some of the diverse careers many of our graduates have gone on to.

We have information below on HSC course selection, including HSC Plus, and assumed knowledge to enable you to make the right subject choices in your final years of high school.

There are a range of scholarships available, and if you happen to be an extra talented student there is a Talented Students Program available to help you achieve your full potential.

Our School is a vibrant place, and we aim to encourage student participation in mathematics. We run an annual Do the Maths workshop which gives female year 11 and 12 students a glimpse of the infinite possibilities that arise from the study of mathematics and statistics. The University also holds a popular School Mathematics Competition every year which is open to high school students.

Student profiles

Read what some of our past and current students say about studying mathematics and statistics at UNSW.
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UNSW School Mathematics Competition

Our school competition promotes mathematical insight and ingenuity. View key information on entry requirements, past questions and much more.
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Do The Maths

(Formerly Girls Do the Maths)
Our workshops encourage female students to consider mathematics as a career. Gain access to guest speakers, hands on activities and experience our campus.

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Teacher resources

The School of Mathematics and Statistics welcomes the opportunity to develop links with teachers and improve the quality of mathematics education.
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HSC course selection

View our key guidelines for selecting the right level of mathematics for your degree.
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Assumed knowledge

Whatever course you take in mathematics there will be a level of assumed knowledge. Find key details on requirements for courses.
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Your career choices in mathematics and statistics are boundless. Discover details on job prospects and career guides.
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UNSW Mathematics Enrichment Club

The Enrichment Club encourages students from years 8 to 12 to extend their thinking through problem solving. Find out more.
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Parabola is an online magazine by the School of Mathematics and Statistics which publishes articles that can contribute to the teaching and learning of mathematics at the senior secondary school level or equivalent, in the areas of applied maths, mathematical modelling, pure maths, statistics and the history of maths. 

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Contact us

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.