Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

13 Calculus Scholarship

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Michael Walden.


Open to the top students completing Mathematics 10MTA, 12MC1 or 13MC1 who have shown evidence of consistent work ethic, mathematical and statistical insight.

From Level 2 Mathematics students need to have achieved Excellence in a majority of the standards covered, including Algebra (clear evidence of strong Algebra skills is essential for 13MCS). Strong results in the Term 3 examinations are also expected. 

From Level 3 Mathematics (13MC1) students should have achieved at least Merit in the three externals studied (Complex Numbers, Differentiation and Integration) with evidence of Excellence thinking demonstrated throughout the year.

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 includes the learning of the Level 3 NCEA standards, alongside covering Scholarship material throughout the year, therefore students not only need to be able to work at a high level, but also should be prepared to put in significant time to get the most out of the learning opportunities.


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. 



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, Business Analyst, 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

*13MCS* - Supplementary costs: Approx $55