Statistics

Summary

Understanding statistics is crucial in the modern world and this two-year linear course will give you the tools needed to do this. A Level Statistics is for you if you want to study mathematics beyond GCSE, but do not wish to study pure mathematics. You will learn to use and apply statistics, including appropriate interpretation of contexts and outcomes of statistical procedures, as well as developing logic, problem-solving and numerical skills.

Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:
Statistician, data analyst and accountant.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:
Biology, psychology, geography, business, economics and accounting.

Topics you'll cover

OVER TWO YEARS:

  • Numerical measures, graphs and diagrams
  • Probability including Bayes’ theorem
  • Population and samples
  • Distributions including Binomial, Normal, Exponential and Poisson distribution
  • Correlation and linear regression
  • Hypothesis testing, significance testing, confidence intervals and power
  • Others tests including one and two sample non-parametric tests, paired tests, goodness of fit and analysis of variance
  • Statistical Enquiry Cycle (initial planning, data collection, data processing and presentation, interpretation of results and evaluation and review)

Assessment and Qualification

  • Three exams
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • A Level (level three).

Course entry requirements

  • GCSE Mathematics at five and above plus a minimum of four GCSEs at four and above, including English
  • Good school reference including attendance and behaviour
  • Making a good impression at the college pre-enrolment interview.

Additional information

TRIPS:

Students have the opportunity to visit Bletchley Park, home of Britain’s WWII code breakers.

FEES:

You will need standard mathematical equipment including an advanced scientific calculator with the ability to perform iterations and to compute summary statistics and access probabilities from standard statistical distributions. This is provided by the college on payment of your course fee, £30 for year 1, £10 for year 2. Calculators can be used in all A Level statistics exams.

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