Level 3 Mathematics with Statistics
Teacher in Charge: Mrs P. Blud
What will I learn and how will I learn?
This course is a 23 (all Level 3) credit course, covering Statistics and Mathematics. It can lead to tertiary courses in Mathematics or Pure Sciences (especially Biology), and is also import in subjects like Business Studies, Commerce, Education, Geography, Health Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Journalism, Town Planning - any career involving prediction, sampling or probability.
If you are considering University courses that involve Chemistry, Physics or Engineering you MUST also be taking Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus. If you are unsure about this please see Mrs Blud or our Careers Advisor.
Success in this course is largely dependent on the students' commitment to the work required in class and their homework. The mathematical skills necessary for this course are learned through practice and more practice. It is NOT sufficient to do a few problems in class and then to stop. Every night after maths they need to go over the work that they did in the classroom.
During the year students that they will need to refer to from time to time. Students are strongly advised to buy a clear file and use it to store this information. They should also keep all their assignments, tests, exams etc as they are all very useful for study purposes.
Conditions of Assessment
Level 3 Mathematics with Statistics has both theoretical and practical components. Computer and Graphic calculator use is also involved, especially in the internal papers.
Resubmission and Further Assessment Opportunities
No further assessment opportunities are offered in this course.
AS91580 (6 weeks). AS91581 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 6: Assessment. Week 11: Assessment
AS91587 (3 weeks). AS91582 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 3: Assessment. Week 8: Assessment
AS91585 (4 weeks). AS91586 (4 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 10: Derived Grade Examinations
Revision for externals.
KEY DATEDS: NZQA Examinations
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
A scientific calculator is essential. While the school has sets available for use at school, students need their own for homework and other out of school activities.
Recommended Prior Learning
Entry is by having earned at least twelve Level 2 credits by Achievement Standards, Achievement Standard 91267 (probability), or by consultation with Head of Learning Area.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 6
Term: 1, Week: 5
Term: 2, Week: 5
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines
Term: 3, Week: 4
Term: 2, Week: 3
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
Business Studies, Commerce, Education, Geography, Health Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Journalism, Town Planning, 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,