A-Level Statistics Course at Varndean College

 

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

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
COURSE ESSENTIALS

COURSES AVAILABLE:


A Level

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:


Standard advanced course requirementsplus 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 graphical calculator as most of the numerical calculations are carried out on these calculators.

ENQUIRIES TO:


Penny Sinden: pjs@varndean.ac.uk