South Australia’s Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan’s visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data is analysed and uploaded as it becomes available.

Target:

88. Science and maths:

By 2020, increase by 15% the number of students receiving an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank or equivalent in at least one of the following subjects: mathematics, physics or chemistry



Key Measure

 

Explanatory Comments

In 2011 as part of the ‘new SACE’ additional Mathematics subjects ‘Mathematics Methods’ and ‘Specialist Mathematics’ was added which enables students to attain a Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) with these subjects.

The updated data above shows the revised data from 2011 to 2015 which includes, the number of South Australian students who completed Physics and/or Chemistry and/or Mathematical Studies and/or Mathematical Methods and/or Specialist Mathematics and received an ATAR. In 2015 the number of students receiving a Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent with at least one of the following subjects: mathematics, physics or chemistry has increased from 3973 in 2003 to 4222 a difference of 249 students or an 6.3% increase from the baseline.

Reporting data prior to 2011 is based on previous SACE requirements measures.

Lead Agency

Department for Education and Child Development