CAL3

Level 3 Calculus

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: R. Cookson

This course covers Level 3 Calculus Achievement Standards. The course is essential for later study in physics, engineering or calculus. It is also appropriate for students with an interest in computing, chemistry, economics, auditing, the continued study of mathematics, and in general any field where mathematical analysis is an important tool.


Alongside the core curriculum all student will be taught the curriculum covered in the 'Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems' standard. The assessment of this standard will be optional and is required for subject endorsement.

Optional Standard - A.S. 91575 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.3 - Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems (Internal - 4 credits).

 

Entry Guidelines

14 credits at level 2 Mathematics

AS 2.6 (Algebra), AS2.7 (Calculus Methods) and AS 2.4 (Trigonometry)

Algebra and Calculus standards preferred at Merit level

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$24.50 workbook
Graphics calculator is required (Casio 9750 recommended).

Assessment Information

This course has three compulsory external assessments and one optional internal assessment. All students will be expected to participate during the delivery of the curriculum that covers the internal standard (Trigonometric methods - AS 91575), however the assessment will remain optional. It is important to note that to achieve subject endorsement the internal trigonometry assessment must be achieved.

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91575 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.3 - Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91577 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.5 - Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91578 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.6 - Apply differentiation methods in solving problems
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91579 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.7 - Apply integration methods in solving problems
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 21

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 21

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.

Disclaimer

An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.


All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.