Hutt Valley High School Hutt Valley High School

Level 3 Calculus

13CALC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Nash.

Recommended Prior Learning

Reasonable success in Level 2 Mathematics including Algebra and Calculus, preferably at Merit level, or at the discretion of the HoLA.


This course is a University Entrance Approved Calculus course for those students planning to study Engineering, Sciences, Commerce, and Computer Science. 

It consists of five NCEA standards:

3.15 - Systems of Equations - Internal assessment over one lesson

3.3 - Trigonometry - Internal assessment over two lessons 

3.2 - Conic Sections - Internal assessment over two lessons

3.6 - Differentiation - External NCEA examination in the NCEA exam window in November/December

3.7 - Integration - External NCEA examination in the NCEA exam window in November/December


Students who wish to study the Algebra of Complex Numbers as the third External paper will need to attend Scholarship Calculus lessons to learn the material.


Learning Areas:

Mathematics



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A Nulake Workbook is available for purchase (approximately $16)
Recommended: Casio fx-9750GII Graphics calculator