Year 13 Calculus

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Griffiths

Who is this subject intended for:
This course is recommended to students who have a real interest in mathematics or wish to study courses such as Engineering, Physical Sciences or Economics.

What you will learn in this subject:
Calculus is the study of change. Through it students will learn about how to determine speed, distance and acceleration of objects moving according to a given equation. There are two aspects to calculus: Differentiation and Integration. They will also revisit ideas related to graphs and algebra and be introduced to Complex Numbers.

Where this subject will lead:
This subject is good preparation for studying Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Engineering or Economics at University.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A graphics calculator (about $100). A selection of write-on books(approx. $30).

Recommended Prior Learning What you need to be able to do and know to achieve in this subject: Student needs to have a strong understanding of Level 2 Mathematics. This can be demonstrated by achieving at least 14 Level 2 Math credits, mostly at merit or better. Confidence with working with algebra and graphs is essential.