Burnside High School Burnside High School

Cambridge Mathematics Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Schumacher.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must have studied 12MAX in Year 12.

A mark of 60% or better in AS Mathematics in Year 12 will give a student entry to this course. Students who do not meet this criteria can get special permission from Mr Schumacher or Mr Paull.

This course covers Cambridge Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.

13MCB is a 'double subject' which takes two lines of the timetable.

It covers both Level 3 NCEA Calculus and Statistics along with the A Level Cambridge course. Students enrolled in 13MCB will sit the same NCEA standards as students who are doing both 13MAC (Calculus) and 13MAS (Statistics).

This is a high level Mathematics course. It provides a rigorous mathematical background for students progressing to tertiary study. The material studied is at a similar level to Stage 1 University Mathematics.

To be in this course students need to have attained at least 60% in AS Mathematics in Year 12 or have Head of Faculty approval.

Learning Areas:


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Graphics Calculator for NCEA Statistics
Scientific Calculator for Cambridge and Calculus components of the course