MCA1S - Cambridge Extended Mathematics (1)

Entry Requirements:
Subject teacher recommendation
Level:
NCEA 1
Type:
Optional
Duration:
Half Year
Invitation Only:
No
Leads To:
Calculus & Algebra Extension & Cambridge (NCEA 2), Statistics Extension & Cambridge (NCEA 2)
Contribution:
$135. Cambridge Examination Fee.

Students wishing to take the IGCSE Extended Cambridge Examination take this Semester 1 course. The topics covered here are a supplement to those included in NCEA Level 1. Questions are designed to incorporate a wide range of Mathematical topics. Students are encouraged to understand and use a variety of problem solving skills. It is also excellent preparation, targeting Excellence level questions, for NCEA Level 1. Above all, students who complete the course build resilience, and essential life skill. IGCSE Extended Mathematics is one of the international exams administered by the Cambridge University Exam Board and are recognised world-wide. They will be sat by students in two sessions in October. The exam marks will be awarded based on a percentage score resulting in a mark from A* - C. This is very similar to the way marks are calculated at universities in New Zealand. Students will cover some of the IGCSE syllabus content as part of their compulsory MTA1 course (Year 11 Extension Mathematics). Most of the syllabus will be covered in semester 1 (MCA1) with semester 2 (MCS1) focusing on exam preparation and expanding knowledge. Students are advised to select both semesters if possible.

Available Standards:

Some or all of the following will be offered
Title Description Level Credits Assessment U.E. Reading U.E. Writing
91029 Apply linear algebra in solving problems 1 3 Internal No No
91034 Apply transformation geometry in solving problems 1 2 Internal No No
91574 Apply linear programming methods in solving problems 3 3 Internal No No
Other courses in Cambridge Extended Mathematics:

(*) Last Reviewed: July 23, 2019

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