Mathematics Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs P. Jager

Recommended Prior Learning

You must have achieved 14 credits in Mathematics at Level One and have been successful in one external Achievement Standard at NCEA Level One. Algebra or Tables, Equations and Graphs Standards must be at Merit level. 

Mathematics Level 2

In this course you will take your next big steps in Mathematics. You are someone who enjoys a challenge and enjoys Mathematics. The course focuses on algebraic understanding and this way of thinking is inherent in almost everything we do. We will start solving some interesting real-world problems and then generalise these to a more abstract level. 

There are also Statistics and Probability elements to the course which will make use of your sense of curiosity about the world around you and promote a high level of analysis and thinking. 

Optional Standard: AS 91269 Systems of Equations 

Learning Areas:



Calculus Level 3, Statistics Level 3

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Acupuncturist, Aeronautical Engineer, Registered Nurse, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Software Developer, Pathologist, Architect, Architectural Technician, Sound Technician, Electronics Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Biotechnologist, Naval Architect, Fabrication Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Surveyor, Chiropractor, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Clinical Coder, Psychologist, Telecommunications Engineer, Interpreter, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Oral Health Therapist, Dentist, Dietitian, General Practitioner, Geologist, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Human Resources Adviser, Engineering Machinist, Information Technology Architect, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Marine Engineer, Landscape Architect, Health and Safety Inspector, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Health Care Assistant, Veterinarian, Train Driver, Massage Therapist, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Physiotherapist, Plastics Technician, Youth Worker, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Geospatial Specialist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A tablet or similar device is highly recommended for this course.
Students will need a scientific calculator. NZQA specifically states that students without a graphics calculator will be at a disadvantage.
Course workbook: $15

Pathway Tags

Calculus Course is very important in: Tertiary courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Structural Design, Economics, Architecture or any career that has a major mathematical component. Statistics leads to careers in: Business Studies, Commerce, Education, Geography, Health Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Journalism, Town Planning, any career involving prediction, sampling and probability., Construction and infrastructure, Manufacturing and technology, The Primary Industries, The Service Industries, Social and Community services, Accountant, Actuarial Science, Computer Analyst or programmer, Economist, Engineering Analyst, Information Scientist, Marketing Research Analyst, Mathematician, Meteorologist, Numerical Analyst, Operations Research, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Teacher, Architecture or any career that has a major mathematical component


Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.