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.
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.
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.
This course is eligible for Course Endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Assessment  Level 
Internal or External 
Credits 
L1 Literacy Credits  UE Literacy Credits  Numeracy Credits 

A.S. 91573 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.1  Apply the geometry of conic sections in solving problems  3 
I 
3 
* 
Y 

A.S. 91575 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.3  Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems  3 
I 
4 
* 
Y 

A.S. 91577 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.5  Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems  3 
E 
5 
* 
Y 

A.S. 91578 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.6  Apply differentiation methods in solving problems  3 
E 
6 
* 
Y 

A.S. 91579 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.7  Apply integration methods in solving problems  3 
E 
6 
* 
Y 

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