Southland Boysâ€™ High School
# NCEA Level 3 Calculus

L3CAL
**Course Description**
**Recommended Prior Learning**

**Learning Areas:**

**Assessment Information**

**Teacher in Charge: **
Mr J. Moore.

A student needs to have passed at least four Level 2 Mathematics Achievement Standards with a merit level pass or higher in at least two of the four Internal Level 2 Achievement Standards, both External Achievement Standards attempted and a pass in one of the two External Achievement Standards covered in the L2ALG course to be able to cope with the mathematical and critical thinking required in this course.

This course is aimed at those students who have a flair for algebraic Mathematics and intend doing a degree at a university that requires a high level of algebraic Mathematics. This is a comprehensive course, focusing on algebra and calculus skills.

Achievement Standards 91574, 91575, and 91587 will be assessed via closed book testing and each will have a reassessment opportunity.

Achievement Standards 91578 and 91579 are External Standards assessed in November.

Students can request entry for Scholarship Calculus and will be given access to resources to follow a self-teaching programme.

• 1 x 1B5 exercise book and/or lined refill.

• Pens and/or pencils.

• Scientific calculator would be an advantage, but not required.

Southland Boys' High School endeavours to timetable courses depending on students' needs, interests and future plans. Many factors can influence whether a course is able to be offered in the following year. These can include:

- Student demand
- Staff availability
- Resourcing

These factors can also impact on timetabling, and as a result students will be asked for input about any clashes that may occur.

Where a course is not able to be run, students' back-up subjects will be used. If there are issues with student selections and the timetabling process, students will have the opportunity to make a decision in conjunction with staff input on the best solution.