Level 2 Mathematics & Statistics
Teacher in Charge: Mr G. Atkinson
The Year 12 Mathematics 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, Calculus, Probability and Statistics. Students will develop their ability to think logically, apply skills, work with basic 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, this course supports students’ understanding of mathematics and builds on your knowledge using the statistical inquiry cycle. Students will also 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.
This is a course which leads to Level 3 Statistics course (13STAT). This course is designed for students who want a pathway into 13STAT but find Algebra a challenge.
The course includes an Algebra component but will not be assessed using the NZQA standard.
The standards offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the Head of Department.
Recommended Prior Learning
Achieving in WGHS Algebra methods, 1.3(AS91028), 1.6(AS91027) and 1.12 (AS91037) or Achieved in WGHS Algebra methods and at least 10 credits from the standards offered in 11MATS in 2019 with at least one of them at Merit level (based on Entrance Exams and Internal Assessment results). Standard 1.1(AS91026) and 1.10(AS91035) will not be counted as a part of these 10 credits as they are offered in Year 10.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 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