HOW WILL THIS COURSE HELP ME?
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.
WHY STUDY A LEVEL STATISTICS?
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.
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:
- Business Studies
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,
- 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
Standard advanced course requirements plus grade 5 GCSE Maths
HOW THE COURSE IS ASSESSED:
This course is assessed by examinations at the end of the two year course. There is no coursework.
You will need to purchase and use a graphical calculator as most of the numerical calculations are carried out on these calculators.
“I chose Maths as I require it to study Physics at university. Maths is positively challenging and makes the mind function. The working environment here at college suits me.”
RAMY DANIAL EX BLATCHINGTON MILL SCHOOL