- In Year 7 classes are not graded and all students follow the same program of study that caters for all abilities.
- In Year 8 there is a top stream of two equal classes and four classes in a second stream. There is one program for Year 8 but the top stream classes are extended.
- Years 9 and 10 follow the stage 5 syllabus with three pathways. The classes are graded usually with the top two classes following the 5.3 program, the next four classes following the 5.2 program and the lowest class following the 5.1 program.
There are two main Mathematics courses in the senior school: General Mathematics, which the majority of students choose and Mathematics (2 unit), which is for the more mathematically able students. Students who are strong mathematicians and enjoy their mathematics can also do the Mathematics Extension 1 course. Sometimes for exceptional students the further Mathematics Extension 2 course may be offered in Year 12.
Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts boasts an experienced, enthusiastic Mathematics staff who expect and achieve high standards from our students. The Mathematics Faculty support all students to achieve their best mathematically and in all curriculum areas. Each year approximately 70 students are invited to sit for the Australian Mathematics Competition and we consistently achieve strong results in this competition. All Year 7 and 9 students will sit for the NAPLAN test, which assesses their numeracy ability.