Level 2 Mathematics (External)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Recommended Prior Learning

Students who take Level 2 Mathematics (External) should have passed the Year 11 Algebra and Probability external achievement standards.

AS 91027 Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems
AS 91028 Investigate relationships between tables, equations and graphs

Level 2 Mathematics (External) is an academic course which requires a high level of algebraic manipulation. It is designed for students who have successfully completed Level 1 Mathematics (External) including success in Algebra and Tables, Equations & Graphs. There is a combination of Internally and Externally Assessed standards. 

The Internal Standards are assessed immediately after the class work is completed for that standard. The other External Standards are assessed in the NZQA administered exams at the end of the year (3 hour examination).

*Students who select this course may be placed into Level 2 Mathematics (Internal) instead at the discretion of the Head of Faculty Mathematics.




Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus, Level 3 Mathematics with Statistics

Good grades in the Algebra and Calculus units are required from this course for entry into Year 13 Calculus.

A good grade in the Probability unit, and some skill with Algebra, is required for entry into Year 13 Statistics.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Each student is required to have a Casio FX-9750GII Graphics Calculator
Education Perfect online tuition/homework annual subscription - $25
Optional - Revision guides and fold-out notes - $25

Pathway Tags

Calculus is very important in: Tertiary courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Structural Design, Economics, Architecture or any career that has a major mathematical component. Statistics leads to careers in: Business Studies, Commerce, Education, Geography, Health Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Journalism, Town Planning, any career involving prediction, sampling and probability., Construction and infrastructure, Manufacturing and technology, The Primary Industries, The Service Industries, Social and Community services, Accountant, Actuarial Science, Computer Analyst or programmer, Economist, Engineering Analyst, Information Scientist, Marketing Research Analyst, Mathematician, Meteorologist, Numerical Analyst, Operations Research, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Teacher, Architecture or any career that has a major mathematical component.