Statistics A Level aims to help students develop the skills of statistical enquiry, and practise the underpinning statistical calculations and interpretation using real-world data and authentic contexts.
Topics include the study of numerical measures, correlation and regression, sampling, interpretation of data and probability distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.
The assessment structure consists of three papers of equal duration and weighting sat at the end of the two year course. One paper covers data and probability, another covers statistical inference, and the third paper covers the whole specification.
A combination of classroom study, self study and enrichment activities.
GCSE Mathematics grade 6 or above. GCSE Statistics is not essential but is an advantage.
Statistics is useful for any course that would lead to the following careers: environmental science, industry, business and commerce, finance and actuarial work, medical and pharmaceutical research.