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Statistics A Level at Birkenhead Sixth Form College

Course description

What role do statistical models play in businesses such as personal and investment banking?

Why are statisticians essential Government workers?

Why are mathematicians with skills in statistics increasingly in demand?

Course content

  • Probability distributions
  • Summarising and displaying data
  • Expectation
  • Correlation and regression
  • Normal distribution
  • Statistical hypothesis testing

Entry requirements

You must have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including at least a Grade 5 in GCSE Maths or Statistics. You must have studied the higher tier Maths GCSE syllabus at school.


All assessment for this course is through written examination. At the end of the academic year you will take examinations in all areas studied. Your progress towards these examinations is tracked through half term assessments.

Future opportunities

The fundamental statistical and lateral thinking skills developed by students are invaluable across all kinds of disciplines and careers. The ability to understand and analyse data is an increasingly important skill in a world of constant change. Any A-Level Maths qualification provides the bedrock for getting to the heart of numbers, shapes, movement, data and relationships. Advanced Maths is used in many jobs and has clear and obvious associations with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business Studies, Geography and Computing. Perhaps less apparently it has strong links, both aesthetically and practically with Art, Design, Music, Psychology, Law, Sociology and Sports Studies. Maths A –Level is a very useful, adaptable qualification.

A Maths degree can lead to a great variety of careers including weather forecasting, computer games programming, in accounting or finance, scientific research design and developments, statistics, environmental science, aircraft design or drugs trial analysis – the list is endless. Maths is also an essential basis for careers in engineering and architecture.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Birkenhead Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 20 November 2017
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