Level 3 Mathematics and Statistics (L3MAS) - Phase 5

I orea te tuatara ka patu ki waho

A problem is solved by continuing to find solutions


Te whakatere ara me te whakawhanake kahawhiri hei tautoko i te tāraitanga o āpōpō 

Navigating pathways and developing agency to help shape the future

The focus of the course is on both mathematical and statistical concepts. The combination of skills covered along with the context based activities and assessments should provide students with background knowledge suitable for university social sciences, arts, commerce or science but this course is not suitable preparation for engineering at university levels. Where possible you will be applying these ideas in context and many aspects of the course will provide skills necessary for future studies at university.

What will I learn?

What should I have done already?

Level 2 going into Level 3

L3STA: 14 credits from level 2 achievement standards and minimum of achieved on 2.12

L3MAS:12 credits in a Level 2 Mathematics and Statistics course.

L3CAL: Minimum of Merit in 2.6 Algebra and 2.7 Calculus 

Assessment outline


Assessment regulations

You will be assessed by Level 3 Mathematics and Statistics achievement standards, with credits contributing towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). There are a maximum of 20 Level 3 credits available. This course is eligible for a subject endorsement. This is a university entrance subject (Mathematics) five of the achievement standards for the Year 13 Statistics course will be assessed internally during the year. The final external, 3.12, will be assessed in November.

There will be NO reassessment opportunity for the internally assessed standards for students who do not achieve the standard in the first attempt. If you cannot attend an assessment because of illness, you must produce a medical certificate upon your return to school and you will be expected to complete the internal assessment on the day of your return to school.

Practice tests and examinations will be conducted during the year for all external standards. The results from these practice assessments will count towards any compassionate consideration. See the NCEA Student Handbook for more details.

Missed internal assessments

Students who do not attend the internally assessed standards for reasons other than medical or bereavement will not be given a reassessment opportunity. If you have a genuine reason (which must be supported by a medical certificate) for not being able to complete the assessment on the day of the assessment, then you are able to apply for an extension. This should occur prior to the assessment date, not after. Approach your subject teacher and make your case. Read the NCEA Student Handbook for more detail.

Authenticity and appeals

These issues are dealt with by the college's assessment procedures. Read your NCEA Student Handbook for details. 

Where does this course lead?

University study

Indicative costs

For all indicative course costs please see the Course Costs Page.