Level 2 Mathematics with Probability
Teacher in Charge: Mr G. Atkinson
The Year 12 Mathematics with Probability course covers Level 7 of the Mathematics and Statistics in the New Zealand Curriculum document. As a Year 12 student you will be studying towards NCEA Level 2. The aim of this course is to provide a firm basis for any mathematical work undertaken in Year 13 and tertiary levels and also to encourage the development of mathematical processes.
Students will complete Achievement Standards in Trigonometry, Graphs, Algebra, Calculus and Probability. Students will develop their ability to think logically, apply skills, work with Algebra in a variety of contexts, including Graphing, and expand their knowledge of Trigonometry. They will also be introduced to Differentiation through the Calculus paper. In addition, students will be introduced to the Probability concepts that will help them to prepare for Level 3 Statistics course. Students will be taught all the skills necessary to achieve each standard, as well as how to put these skills into context and extend their thinking to be able to achieve at Merit and Excellence levels.
Therefore, this course leads to both Level 3 Calculus course (13CALC) and Level 3 Statistics course (13STAT). This is an appropriate course for those students who plan to progress in a Mathematics related discipline such as Science, Economics or Engineering.
This course is demanding and requires a high competency level in Algebra.
The standards offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the Head of Department.
Recommended Prior Learning
At least 12 Level 1 Achievement Standard credits offered in the 11MATS or 11MATX courses in 2019 including WGHS Algebra methods, 1.3(AS91028), and 1.6(AS91031) with WGHS Algebra methods at Merit or above (based on Entrance Exams and Internal Assessment results). AS 1.1(AS91026) and AS 1.10 (AS 91035) will not be counted as a part of these 12 credits as they are offered in Year 10.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
Courses will only run based on minimum entries
Selecting a course does not guarantee entry into this course
You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry
Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department
Some standards in NCEA courses might be optional depending on student strengths