Garin College Garin College

Level 2 Mathematics (MAT) - mainly External standards

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: H. Kersten.

Entry Guidelines

The best preparation for this course is to have engaged in MAT1 and achieved AS 1.2 (Algebra) with Merit. 

Other standards recommended are AS 1.1 (Number), 1.3 (Relationships) and 1.6 (Geometric reasoning) all achieved.

This course further develops algebraic skills, introduces calculus, and extends both knowledge and understanding of trigonometric and statistical concepts. It is a pre-requisite for NCEA Level 3 Calculus due to the schedule of New Curriculum Level 7 Achievement standards that support the pathway.

The following standard may be available as an alternative to those listed below:

A.S. 91257 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.2 - Apply graphical methods in solving problems (Internal - 4 Credits)



Assessment Information

This assessments is made up of three external assessments and one internal assessment. Alongside side theses core assessed standards students will be taught the curriculum covered in the AS91257 -Graphical Methods internal standard. The assessment of this standard will be optional for students.


Level 3 Calculus, Level 3 Mathematics, Level 3 Statistics

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$32 Mathematics workbook
Graphics calculator is essential (Casio 9750 is recommended).


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.