Level 2 Mathematics with Calculus

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Dalgarno

Topics covered may include Algebra, Graphs, Calculus, Probability and Trigonometry.

This is an academic course and leads onto any of the Level 3 Mathematics courses, but mainly to Calculus. 

Students intending taking Physics or Chemistry at level 3 or beyond need to take this course.

Course Overview

Term 1
Students will complete the External Achievement Standard for Algebra. The skills in this topic are essential for all the other standards covered in the course throughout the year. For the last few weeks of the term students will start working on the Internal Achievement Standard on Trigonometry.

Term 2
Students will complete the work on Trigonometry and sit the assessment. They will also complete the second Internal Achievement Standard on Graphs and sit the assessment. The last couple of weeks will be spent starting the second External Achievement Standard on Calculus.

Term 3
Students will complete the work on Calculus. They will also complete the thirs External Achievement Standard on Probability.

Term 4
Students will spend this term consolidating and revising all their skills from the three External Achievement Standards before sitting the NCEA Examinations in November. It is highly recommended that the students purchase the D and D revision booklets for revision during this term.


Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus, Level 3 Mathematics with Statistics

This course leads on to tertiary courses which include Mathematics, Engineering, Architecture, Physics, Chemistry, Veterinary Science, Economics and Finance.


It is expected that students will have their own pens, pencils, rulers, erasers, two 1E5 or 1E8, and a graphics calculator. It is strongly recommended that they purchase the Walker Mathematics Workbooks for Graphs, Probability, Trigonometry, Algebra and Calculus. It is also highly recommended that students purchase the D and D revision booklets for revision in term 4 in preparation for sitting the final NCEA External examinations in November.

Recommended Prior Learning

16 NCEA Level 1 Mathematics Achievement Standard credits which must include three of the following standards AS91027 Algebra, AS91028 Graphs, AS91026 Number or AS91031 Geometric Reasoning (or AS91032 Trig) (with Merit or above grades in two of these) or with HOD approval.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91257 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.2 - Apply graphical methods in solving problems
A.S. 91259 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.4 - Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems
A.S. 91261 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.6 - Apply algebraic methods in solving problems
A.S. 91262 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.7 - Apply calculus methods in solving problems
A.S. 91267 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.12 - Apply probability methods in solving problems
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

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