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smc foundation diploma –  Mathematics with Extension


Entry requirements: Students need to have consistently displayed Advanced skills at Level 5 of the New Zealand Mathematics Curriculum or by teacher recommendation.

Course Outline: This course consolidates and extends the work undertaken in the Year 10 extension course.

Skills developed in this course:

  • Gathering and processing information
  • Number and algebra
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication of mathematical ideas

This course will imbed the processes, knowledge and key-competencies of the new NZC

Costs: Approximately $100 for a Casio graphics calculator (if not already owned)

This Course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Mathematics(129) or IB Mathematics Higher Level or Standard Level Analysis and Approaches

Topics Covered:

  • Algebra
  • Graphing
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Pre-Calculus


  1. Topic Tests – 40%                           
  2. Assignments – 10%                                       
  3. Exploration – 10%     
  4. End-of-Year Exam – 40%                                       
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