There is no difference between the credits from Internal and External Standards, though not every unit offers the same number of credits.

To enter Tertiary study or to take Level 2 Maths at St John's requires 14 Maths (not Numeracy) Credits. This should be the minimum aim of any student.

However, entry into the External Year 12 course requires passing the Algebra standard and a strong showing in the other Externals. Physics also has minimum Maths requirements. In general students cannot go on to do academic Maths courses without strong Algebra, and Year 13 Calculus and Algebra require taking the External courses.

The policy of the Mathematics department at St John's is that students will

It is important that students practice assessments in the format that they will be given, and not just practice isolated skills.

The exemplars for this year's units, showing what they expect at the various grade boundaries.

The

Nulake have booklets for each individual topic which are effectively textbooks with space for answers, which might be useful for some students. The EAS one is specifically for students doing all the external units.

There's some useful free material at mathscentre.co.nz but unfortunately still that annoying gap with Chance and Data.

Term | Topic | Internal/External | Credits | Time |

One | 1.1 Number | Internal | 4 Credits | 4 weeks |

1.10 Geometric Reasoning | Internal | 3 Credits | 5 weeks | |

Two | 1.6 Elements of Chance | External | 4 Credits | 3 weeks |

Mid-Year Exams | 1 week | |||

1.3 Tables, Equations and Graphs | External | 4 Credits | 5 weeks | |

Three | 1.2 Algebra | Internal | 4 Credits | 7 weeks |

Algebra Trial Exam and Revision | 1 week | |||

Algebra MCAT and Trial Externals | 1 week | |||

1.12 Chance and Data | External | 4 Credits | 1 week | |

Four | 1.12 continued | 2 weeks | ||

Exam Revision | 1 week |

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