A-Level Statistics Course at Varndean College

 

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:

  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • Business Studies
  • Economics

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
COURSE CONTENT
  • 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

COURSES AVAILABLE:


A Level

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:


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.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

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

“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