Statistics

Summary

A Level Statistics is the natural progression route from those who have studied GCSE Mathematics and wish to take their studies further but do not want the algebraic rigour of A Level Mathematics. Using and understanding data is becoming increasingly important in many areas of study and employment. An understanding of statistics is a crucial skill, and this course aims to give you the tools needed to help you prepare for higher education and the workplace.

Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:
Accountant, data analyst, financial analyst, investment banker, project manager, quantity surveyor, retail analyst, statistician.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:
Statistics, Biology, Psychology, Geography, Business, Economics, 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
  • 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- Edexcel
  • A Level (level three).

Course entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at a grade 5 or above, including Maths and English Language.

Additional information

FEES:

You will be required to pay a course fee of £40 for materials and resources used in the course. This includes a Casio FX-991EX Classwiz calculator. If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact the College student services team. A copy of the course payment breakdown can also be found here: course payment breakdown.