Level 3 Calculus

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: R. Cookson

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

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).




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.
Pathway Tags

Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Structural Design, Economics, Architecture, Business Studies, Commerce, Education, Geography, Health Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Journalism, Town Planning, any career involving prediction, sampling and probability., Construction and infrastructure, Manufacturing and technology, The Primary Industries, The Service Industries, Social and Community services, Accountant, Actuarial Science, Computer Analyst or programmer, Economist, Engineering Analyst, Information Scientist, Marketing Research Analyst, Mathematician, Meteorologist, Numerical Analyst, Operations Research, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Teacher, Architecture or any career that has a major mathematical component


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.