# Learning Area: Mathematics

**MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS: NCEA LEVEL 1**

**Course description: **

This is a full year course composed of NCEA Level 1 Mathematics and Statistics standards. There is a combination of externally assessed and internally assessed standards that provide a pathway to NCEA Level 2

**Possible pathways: **

This course can lead to NCEA Level 2 Mathematics and provides the necessary standards for many employment opportunities.

**NCEA credits available: **There are between 14 and 26 credits available depending on the time it takes to complete the standards. Up to eight credits come from the external standards.

**Exclusions: **None

**MATHEMATICS WITH ALGEBRA: NCEA LEVEL 2**

**Course description: **

This is a full year course composed of NCEA Level 2 Mathematics standards. Thecourse involves trigonometry, graphing, algebra and possibly calculus. There is acombination of externally assessed and internally assessed standards which provide a pathway to the NCEA Level 3 Mathematics/Calculus course.

**Possible pathways:**

This course is beneficial to most careers, in particular futures based in trades, technology, computer science, infrastructure, science and medicine.

**NCEA credits available: **There are between 14 and 20 credits available depending on the time it takes to complete the standards. Four credits come from the external standards.

**Exclusions: **Students must have numeracy from Mathematics and Statistics and should have at least 14 credits at NCEA Level 1 from Mathematics and Statistics standards.

**MATHEMATICS WITH STATISTICS: NCEA LEVEL 2**

**Course description:**This is a full year course composed of NCEA Level 2 Mathematics and Statisticsstandards. The course is based around analysing and interpreting data. It has alarge literacy component. There is a combination of externally assessed and internally assessed standards which provide a pathway to the NCEA Level 3 Statisticscourse.

**Possible pathways:**This course is beneficial to most careers, in particular futures based in primary industries, social science, education, services and medicine.

**NCEA credits available:** There are between 14 and 20 credits available depending on the time it takes to complete the standards. Four credits come from the external standards.

**Exclusions: **Students must have numeracy from Mathematics and Statistics andshould have at least 14 credits at NCEA Level 1 from Mathematics and

**FINANCIAL CAPABILITIES: NCEA LEVEL 2**

**Course description:**This is a full year course composed of NCEA Level 2 unit standards. In this courseyou will learn about financial planning and how to wisely manage your money.The course covers managing income, credit and debt, insurance, saving and investing, budgeting, and banking products. There is a large literacy component to the course.

**Possible pathways:**This course will be beneficial to all students. It is particularly useful for those interest-ed in economic futures. There is the possibility of a NCEA Level 3 being introduced,if this course is successful in 2021.

**NCEA credits available**: There are up to 21 NCEA Level 2 internal unit standards credits available in this course. The unit standards are graded (Achievement, Merit and Excellence) so can count towards overall NCEA certificate endorsements. This course does not give numeracy credits.

**Exclusions: **None, although literacy would be useful.

**STATISTICS: NCEA LEVEL 3**

**Course description: **

This is a full year course composed of NCEA Level 3 Statistics standards. There is a combination of externally assessed and internally assessed standards from which UE in Statistics can be gained.

**Possible pathways: **

This course can lead to tertiary study where an understanding of Statistics is needed. It also provides the necessary standards for many employment opportunities

**NCEA credits available: **There are between 16 and 20 credits available. It is also an approved course for gaining 14 credits for University Entrance. Four credits can be gained from External assessment.

**Exclusions: **Students should have achieved AS91264 and preferably AS91268 and AS91267.

**MATHEMATICS / CALCULUS: NCEA LEVEL 3**

**Course description: **

This is a full year course composed of NCEA Level 3 Mathematics standards. There is a combination of externally assessed and internally assessed standards from which UE in Mathematics can be gained.

**Possible pathways: **

This course can lead to tertiary study where an understanding of Mathematics is needed. It also provides the necessary standards for many employment opportunities.

**NCEA credits available: **There are up to 21 credits available depending on the time it takes to complete the standards. These are made up of 15 internal and 6 external credits. It is also an approved course for gaining 14 credits for University Entrance.

**Exclusions: **None, although an understanding of Algebra at Level 2 is required, including AS91259 and AS91269.