MCA2 - Calculus & Algebra Extension & Cambridge

Entry Requirements:
20 credits from MAE1 and HOF/TIC approval
Level:
NCEA 2
Type:
Optional
Duration:
Full Year
Invitation Only:
No
Assessment:
Achievment Standard and Cambridge as examination
Credits:
up to 20
Endorsement:
Yes
Leads To:
Calculus & Algebra Extension (NCEA 3), Geometry & Calculus (NCEA 3), Probability & Statistics (NCEA 3), Trigonometry and Algebra (NCEA 3)
Contribution:
$135 Cambridge Examination Fee. Students need a Graphics calculator for this course.
Notes:
1. Completion of this course will provide entry to any Level 3 Mathematics courses MCA3, MTA3, MPS3, MGC3. Students completing this course will receive NCEA credits and those who also complete MSC2 will gain a result in the Cambridge AS exam). Students taking this course are encouraged to also take MCS2. Endorsement if taken with MCS2.

This course will provide students with an extension course in advance of NCEA Level 2. Students will be able to sit most internal and external NCEA Level 2 achievement standards. This course covers the same material at MTA2 and the teaching is pitched at Merit/Excellence level. In addition students will study topics required for the Cambridge International AS Level Mathematics course and might sit the CIE exam at the end of the year. Students taking this course are also advised to take MCS2.

Available Standards:

Some or all of the following will be offered
Title Description Level Credits Assessment U.E. Reading U.E. Writing
91256 Apply co-ordinate geometry methods in solving problems 2 2 Internal No No
91257 Apply graphical methods in solving problems 2 4 Internal No No
91259 Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems 2 3 Internal No No
91261 Apply algebraic methods in solving problems 2 4 External No No
91262 Apply calculus methods in solving problems 2 5 External No No
91269 Apply systems of equations in solving problems 2 2 Internal No No

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