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
- Numerical measures, graphs and diagrams
- 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 requirementsplus Grade 5 in GCSE Maths
HOW THE COURSE IS ASSESSED:
Examinations at the end of the two year course. There is no coursework.
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
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.
You will need to purchase and use a graphical calculator as most of the numerical calculations are carried out on these calculators.
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