13 Calculus Scholarship
Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Walden
This course is designed for those students who intend to study at the highest level and will probably proceed to University study in Mathematics, Engineering, Science and similar technological careers.
Calculus develops practical skills in differential and integral calculus. It is intended to illustrate various applications of calculus to technical problems. The theory of differentiation and integration will be enhanced and the application of these processes to real world situations will be included.
The 13MCS course differs from the 13MC1 course through use of Scholarship style questions and extensive additional material is covered from the beginning of each topic. Students will be required to spend a lot of additional time outside of lessons practicing material and keeping up with the pace of the course.
The course covers all of the Level 3 Calculus standards including those of the 13MC1 course. However, knowledge of material for internals covered in earlier years is often assumed, so sufficient prior knowledge is expected. Additional scholarship tests and assignments throughout the year form part of the assessment of this course.
The Scholarship component is assessed through a final external examination. This course is a prerequisite for entry into the Scholarship examination.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
13MCS - Supplementary costs: Approx $55
Open to the top students completing Mathematics 10MTA, 12MC1, 13MC1 or 13MT1.
Students should select 13MCS to express their interest in the Scholarship Calculus course, however final decisions of entry are made by the HoF and the Teacher in charge after reviewing results and discussions with teachers around evidence of consistent work ethic and mathematical insight.
Total Credits Available: 32 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 8
Term: 1, Week: 7
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 32
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.