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.
Students will complete Achievement Standards in Differentiation, Integration and Complex Numbers externals, as well as two internals: Trigonometry and Systems of Equations.
In this course, students will develop their ability to think logically and confidently apply mathematical concepts when solving theoretical and realworld problems in various contexts. Students with strong analytic reasoning skills and problemsolving skills are widely sought after in all industries. This course provides the foundation for further studies for students who are interested in majoring in Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Economics at tertiary level.
For success in this course, a thorough knowledge and application of algebraic manipulation is essential. This course is suited to students with a strength in Level 2 Algebra, Graph and Calculus.
The standards offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the Head of Department.
AS 2.2 (AS 91257) Graphs, AS 2.6 (AS 91261) Algebra (≥Merit), AS 2.7 (AS 91262) Calculus with one of AS 2.2 or AS 2.7 Merit or above OR From 12MATC – At least 14 credits including AS 2.6 (AS 91261) Algebra (≥ Merit). (based on Entrance Exams and Internal Assessment results)
Assessment  Level 
Internal or External 
Credits 
L1 Literacy Credits  UE Literacy Credits  Numeracy Credits 

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 

A.S. 91587 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.15  Apply systems of simultaneous equations in solving problems  3 
I 
3 
* 
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.
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