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.

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Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

Accountant, data analyst, financial analyst, investment banker, project manager, quantity surveyor, retail analyst, statistician.

Statistics, Biology, Psychology, Geography, Business, Economics, Accounting.

Topics you'll cover


  • 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


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.