Level 3 Calculus Extension
Teacher in Charge: Mr G. Atkinson
The Year 13 Calculus course covers Level 8 of the Mathematics and Statistics in the New Zealand Curriculum document. Students will be studying towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3. This is an approved subject for University Entrance.
This course is a follow-on course from Level 2 Mathematics with Calculus Extension (12CALX) and is designed to challenge students to achieve at excellence or scholarship level. Students will complete Achievement Standards in Differentiation and Integration externals, as well as two internals: Trigonometry and Systems of Equations. They will also learn the skills and knowledge in preparation for sitting the Scholarship Calculus exam.
In this course students will develop their ability to think logically, confidently apply mathematical concepts when solving theoretical and real-world problems in various contexts. Students with strong analytic reasoning skills and problem-solving skills are widely sought after in all industries. This course provides the foundation for a variety of further studies.
For success in this course, a thorough knowledge and application of algebraic manipulation is essential.
Entrance to this course is by HOD invitation only
The standards offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the Head of Department.
Recommended Prior Learning
Limited entry by HOD invitation only
The selection will be made based the September school examination results and internal assessment results in 2018.
However, some alterations may occur based on the external examination results.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19
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.
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