In Year 9 students begin Stage 5. In Stage 5 mathematics students study either a 5.2 pathway or a 5.3 pathway. These pathways are determined by their previous stage 4 results. All students complete the stage 5.2 outcomes. The 5.3 pathway students not only complete the 5.2 pathway outcomes but also complete the more extensive and demanding outcomes of the 5.3 pathway. In Year 11 and 12 students undertake stage 6 of their mathematics. At stage 6 students may opt not to undertake any further mathematical study. For those students who continue their mathematical studies in stage 6 they can choose from General Mathematics1or 2 Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1. Students who studied the 5.2 pathway in stage 5 are recommended for the General Mathematics. Note that Mathematics General 1 are for those students who want to do mathematics but do not wish to sit a HSC exam or use their mathematics result towards an ATAR. Mathematics General 2 is for those students who perform well at 5.2 or 5.3 and wish to suit a HSC exam for mathematics and have this course counts towards an ATAR. Students who studied the 5.3 pathway are recommended for Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1. Students who perform well in Mathematics Extension1 may then select to do Mathematics Extension 2 from the beginning of term 4 in year 11.