Mathematics

Through our courses students study mathematical concepts and learn to apply these concepts in everyday lives. Students develop skills like problem solving in a team, how to communicate about their thinking and using technology as a tool in their learning. 

 Mathematics is compulsory in Years 9 to 11. Students are encouraged to continue to as high a level as possible because of the importance of Mathematics in many pathways.

Senior Mathematics 
Year 11  
There is a choice of two courses. Either a full Level 1 achievement standard course or an alternative applied Mathematics course which also offers Level 1 credits. Students can gain their numeracy credits in both courses which are required to pass level 1 NCEA. Students at the full level course can achieve subject endorsement.
Year 12
Again two courses are available. Both are full achievement standard courses. One offers pathways into Mathematics with Calculus and Statistics at Level 3 while the other offers a pathway into Statistics only. Students of both courses can gain endorsement in Mathematics Level 2. 
Year 13
Mathematics splits into two Level 3 courses of either Calculus or Statistics. The course Calculus includes Trigonometry, Complex Numbers (Algebra) and Calculus. In Statistics students apply the Statistical cycle and provide statistical reports. They develop research skills, writing skills and applying statistical concepts. In both courses students can gain subject endorsement.