Mathematics & Statistics

By For more information - Mrs Rooney | Posted: Saturday July 31, 2021

LEVEL ONE

Code: L1MAT

Course Description 

This course covers the strands of Algebra & Number, Measurement & Geometry, and Statistics & Probability. In a range of meaningful contexts, you will be engaged in thinking mathematically and statistically. You will solve problems, model solutions and communicate their findings.

This course fits most Vocational Pathways.

Course of Study 

There will be a number of classes offering slightly different courses based on the needs of students. All work in all classes will contribute to NCEA Level 1 credits. All standards are linked to Numeracy Level 1. The Statistics standards are linked to Literacy Level 1.

Assessment 

A combination of internal and external standards allowing up to 21 credits.

Costs 

Homework book (if applicable) approx $15 -$25. If a student is intending on doing further study in Mathematics, a graphics calculator (approximately $100) is recommended, or a scientific calculator (approximately $20)

Entry Criteria 

Completion of Y10 Mathematics Reasonable level of literacy


LEVEL TWO - Intermediate

Code: L2MIT

Course Description 

This course is designed for you if you wish to pursue a career needing above Level 1 Mathematics, and wish to round off your education with a solid grounding in “Working Mathematics”. The course is based around developing practical problem solving skills and equipping you to confidently handle Mathematics you may come across in your job or other activities. It is considered that at least 60% of Yr 12 students should opt for this Maths course. This course also allows you to gain the Level 2 Maths credits which are required for entry to many courses and occupations. This course fits most Vocational Pathways.

Course of Study 

This is a Level 2 course with 50% of the Standards involving Statistics and the rest mainly Number based.

Assessment 

A combination of Internal and External standards allowing up to 17 credits. All standards are linked to Numeracy Level 1. The Statistics and the Probability standards are linked to Literacy.

Costs 

If a student is intending on doing further study in Mathematics, a graphics calculator (approximately $100) is recommended, or a scientific calculator (approximately $20)

Entry Criteria 

Students will need to have obtained at least 14 credits from Level 1 NCEA Maths Achievement Standards. Further entry will be at the discretion of the Mathematics staff.


LEVEL TWO - Advanced

Code: L2MAT

Course Description 

This course is designed for you if you wish to continue your study of Mathematics on to tertiary level. It is algebraic based rather than numeracy based. You will be required to solve problems in a logical manner and report your findings in a clear and precise way. New topics e.g. calculus are introduced. This course fits most Vocational Pathways.

Course of Study 

Topics covered include: Statistics, Algebra, Graphing and Calculus. It is a demanding course and you need to be prepared to work hard all year.

Assessment 

A combination of internal and external standards allowing up to 21 credits.

Costs 

Graphics calculator $100 (approximate) is recommended. Homework book approximately $15.

Entry Criteria 

Students will need to have completed a full Level 1 Mathematics course gaining at least 16 credits. For automatic entry they will need to have gained an Achieved or higher in Algebra 1.2 and Graphing 1.3. Further entry will be at the discretion of the Mathematics staff.


LEVEL THREE 

Code: L3MAT

Course of Study 

This course gives you skills to continue on to University in any field with a basic understanding of statistics and mathematical devices that are applicable in many fields. This course fits most Vocational Pathways.

Assessment 

A combination of internal and external standards allowing up to 19 credits.

Some of the internal credits contribute towards UE Literacy.

Entry Criteria 

You will need to have obtained at least 12 credits from Level 2 NCEA Mathematics Achievement Standards. Achieving Probability AS 2.12 is automatic entry to this course. Further entry will be at the discretion of the Mathematics staff.


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