Teacher in Charge: Mr S. English
This course extends the work started in NCEA Level Two with an emphasis on Calculus. The course will help to gain skills in logical thinking and problem solving.
It is highly recommended that Students who are also studying NCEA Level 3 Physics should study Calculus.
A scientific calculator or graphing calculator is essential. You are seriously disadvantaged if you do not have a graphing calculator. The current recommended graphing calculator is the Casio Fx9750gii.
Achievement or better in the following NCEA Achievement Standards AS 91256, AS 91261 and AS 91262. Algebraic skills must be good to cope with the extension in Algebra.
This course is eligible for subject 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.