Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

12 Mathematics with Calculus 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Satish Kumar.


*11MA1 & 10MTE*: At least Merit in three standards, including in AS91027 (Algebra MCAT), AS91028 (Graphs), PLUS at least 60% in the MAGS Algebra Skills Test 

OR HoF approval.

This course is designed to prepare the foundation for Level 3 Calculus and for those students who intend to study Mathematics, Engineering, Architecture, Science and similar technological careers at tertiary level. 

Calculus develops practical skills in differential and integral calculus. It is intended to illustrate various applications of calculus to technical problems. The rules of differentiation will be introduced, and methods of differentiating various algebraic functions will be developed. Further methods of algebraic manipulation, non-linear graphs and trigonometry are also explored.

*10MTA* students study this course, but can choose to repeat if necessary. 

It is possible to choose both 12MC1 and 12MA1 which is mathematics with statistics, however it is important to note that the Trigonometry standard is offered in both courses.  If you take both courses, you can still get a total of 34 credits between the two courses even with the one standard overlap.




13 Calculus Scholarship, 13 Mathematics and Statistics 3, 13 Mathematics with Calculus 1, 13 Mathematics with Statistics 1, 13 Statistics Scholarship

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Accountant, Auditor, Accounts Officer, Finance Manager, Aeronautical Engineer, Air Force Officer, Air Traffic Controller, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Loader, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Software Developer, Statistician, Marine Biologist, Architect, Architectural Technician, Medical Physicist, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Microbiologist, Bank Worker, Debt Collector, Chemical Engineer, Biochemist, Biotechnologist, Phlebotomist, Naval Architect, Property Manager, Fabrication Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Line Mechanic, Surveyor, Surgeon, Chemical Production Operator, Science Technician, Ship's Officer, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Insurance Claims Officer, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Coder, Dental Technician, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Technician, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Manager, Event Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Systems Administrator, Diagnostic Radiologist, Forensic Scientist, Psychiatrist, Economist, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Energy and Chemical Plant Operator, Engineering Machinist, Information Technology Architect, Environmental Engineer, Financial Adviser, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Market Research Analyst, Medical Laboratory Technician, Mortgage Broker, Policy Analyst, Private Teacher/Tutor, Project Manager, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Security Analyst, Security Consultant, Data Analyst

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*12MC1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $50
A graphics calculator is recommended for this course.