A Level Statistics will help students to develop the skills of statistical enquiry and practise statistical calculations and interpretation using real-world data in authentic contexts. The course supports skills development for progression to a range of other subjects and develops an awareness of statistics beyond the classroom.

A Level Statistics will appeal to the students seeking to pursue the study of a numerate post-16 subject, but not wishing to study pure Mathematics. It sits well with subjects such as: Biology, Psychology, Geography, Business Studies & Economics

Topics Covered

  • Numerical measures, graphs and diagrams
  • Probability
  • Population and samples
  • Introduction to probability distributions
  • Binomial distribution
  • Normal distribution
  • Correlation and linear regression
  • Introduction to hypothesis testing
  • Contingency tables
  • One and two sample non-parametric tests
I have specifically enjoyed doing work on probability; it was where I used my GCSE Maths most and I also learnt how to work out some very interesting things.
Tristan Randall, ex Varndean School

Course Essentials

Courses Available
A Level
Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE Maths
How The Course is Assessed
Examinations at the end of the two year course. There is no coursework.
Career Pathways

In particular, this qualification provides a foundation in statistics for students seeking to undertake Higher Education in Social Sciences, Biological Sciences or Medicine and related health studies.

Statisticians can work in a wide variety of sectors, these are some examples: Healthcare environment, pharmaceutical industry quality control, Government statisticians, Actuaries.
Transferable Skills
Using and understanding data is becoming increasingly important in many areas of study and employment. Understanding of statistics is a crucial skill and this course will give students the tools needed to help them prepare for higher education and the workplace.
Other Information
You will need to purchase and use a the Casio ClassWiz calculator as most of the numerical calculations are carried out on these calculators.
Enquiries To
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