All students are welcome, especially those who want extra help with their maths. Students also have an opportunity to gain further credits towards NCEA. Maths Club meets every Monday afternoon between 3.30pm and 5.00pm.
There are three different Mathematics courses at Year 11. Each course gives the opportunity to gain credits for Level 1 NCEA including the required minimum of 10 Numeracy credis for University Entrance. The results from common assessment tasks in Year 10 will determine the course you are advised to take. All of the courses continue the study of Mathematics in the NZ Curriculum.
Mathematics Achievement Standards
This course is for capable students who have experienced success in Year 10 Mathematics. This course is made up of six topics: probability, statistics, trigonometry, geometry, algebra and graphs.
This course is for students who have experienced some success in Year 10 Mathematics and are keen to enhance their mathematical understanding. The course is made of five topics: number, algebra, probability, statistics and trigonometry.
This course is designed for those students who find Mathematics challenging but want to continue their study of Mathematics. The course focuses on improving students’ Numeracy skills with the objective of gaining at least 10 credits for NCEA. The course is made up of five topics: number, algebra, probability, statistics and measurement.
Students are advised to continue the study of Mathematics at Year 12. There are two courses available; students are able to select both if they wish to do so.
The course is designed for capable students to continue their study of Mathematics. Students who take this course should have a good understanding of algebra concepts. The course is made up of five areas of study: co-ordinate geometry, algebra, graphs, trigonometry and calculus. Students who have demonstrated a high level of success throughout the year have the opportunity to do an extra topic (Networks).
This course is designed for students who have been fairly successful in Year 11 Mathematics and wish to continue their study of Statistics. This course is made up of five areas of study: probability, sequences and series, simulations, statistics, and questionnaire design.
There are two Mathematics courses at Year 13. Both courses provide credits for Level 3 NCEA and lead to further study at tertiary level.
Mathematics with Calculus
There are four topics studied: complex number, trigonometry, differentiation and integration.
Statistics and Modelling
There are six topics of study: time series, probability, modelling, bi-variate, probability distributions and confidence intervals. Good computer skills (spreadsheets) are an advantage.