L3CALC

L3 Calculus

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. McDermid

This challenging course is intended for those students who wish to study Mathematics beyond school. The focus is on Algebra, Calculus and Mathematical thinking. 

It will be useful for students interested in careers in Engineering, Medicine, Economics, Finance or Architecture to name a few.

Students can gain up to 24 credits. Students will be assessed to L3 Calculus Achievement Standards. Assessment is a combination of both internally and externally assessed standards. 


Course Costs

The optional Learning Workbook is highly recommended. You will be given the opportunity to purchase an ESA Learning Workbook at the start of the year, at a cost of $25. D&D Resources Revision books for External Assessments. These are optional, there are three books for this course, cost is $6 per book.

Required Prior Learning

Students MUST have achieved at least 16 credits in NCEA L2 Mathematics Standards with a GPA of 60% or more. This equates to a minimum of 7 credits at Merit level. Students also need the approval of the HOD.

Course Credit Information

This course is eligible for Course Endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91573 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.1 - Apply the geometry of conic sections in solving problems

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91575 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.3 - Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91577 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.5 - Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91578 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.6 - Apply differentiation methods in solving problems

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91579 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.7 - Apply integration methods in solving problems

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 24

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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