Further Mathematics:

- The topics generally have a more straightforward application to real life (financial maths, data analysis, geometry, etc)

- More competitive cohort - which means that you can only lose very few marks on the exams to score highly

- The maths is fairly straightforward - there aren't any lengthy high mark application questions on the exams

- Exam 1 - all multiple choice (calc active)

- Exam 2 - short answer (calc active)

- Scales down (~3)

- Not as interesting as the other maths (in my opinion)

Mathematical Methods:

- Content is suited for students wanting to pursue engineering or other maths oriented careers.

- High focus on differential and integral calculus

- Covers areas such as functions, transformations, trigonometry, calculus, probability

- Scales highly (~4)

- You need to understand concepts intuitively in order to score highly

- Fulfils maths prerequisites for university

- Tricky application questions on exams

- Exam 1 - short answer (no calc)

- Exam 2 - multiple choice + short answer (calc active)

Specialist Mathematics:

- Abstract concepts that are useful in engineering

- Time consuming subject that requires substantial practice or a strong foundation from year 10+ to succeed in

- You should have mastered your algebra skills and be able to manipulate equations with ease

- You must try to grasp an intuitive understanding of concepts if you wish to score highly.

- Very interesting topics (vectors, trigonometry, dynamics, complex numbers, more advanced calculus, probability, kinematics)

- Scales extremely highly (~10)

- Helps in Methods (content overlap with calculus, trigonometry and some probability)

- Exam structure is the same as methods