NCEA Level 2 Mathematics
Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Paull
There are three Year 12 Mathematics Courses. Students will be placed in the appropriate course based on their Level 1 NCEA results.
The 12MAT course covers standards in Algebra, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, Graphing, Calculus and Probability. The Algebra, Calculus and Probability standards are assessed externally. All topics require a good level of algebraic skills. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to study either, or both, of the Year 13 Calculus and Statistics courses.
The 12MAS course covers standards in Coordinate Geometry, Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics. The Probability standard is assessed externally. The Statistics standards require some report writing skills. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to study Year 13 Statistics.
The 12MAX course covers the AS Cambridge curriculum and the NCEA standards covered in the 12MAT course. This is an extension course and to gain entry to 12MAX a mark of 80% plus in Year 11 IGCSE is required. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to study the A level 13MCB Cambridge course. They will also be able to study either, or both, of the Year 13 Calculus and Statistics courses.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
All students require a scientific calculator (approx $20.00)
Cambridge Examination costs $130
Recommended Prior Learning
There are three Year 12 Mathematics courses. Students who may wish to do Calculus in Year 13 should enter the 12MAT course. However, students will be placed in the appropriate course according to the standard of their work and their results from the previous year.
Entry to 12MAX requires an 80% plus mark in IGCSE Mathematics
Entry to 12MAT requires at least 12 credits from Level 1 Standards, including Merit passes in NCEA Level 1 Mathematics and a pass in AS91028 (Tables, equations and graphs).
Students will also need to have passed the Burnside High School Algebra Test in Term 3.
Entry to 12MAS : From 11MAT 12 credits including a pass in AS91038 (Chance and Data)
From 11MAH 13 credits including a pass in AS91036 (Bivariate Data)
From 11MAG Only by teacher recommendation