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Statistics AS/A2 Level at The Sixth Form College Colchester

Course description

This course is an alternative to AS/A2 Mathematics. The course concentrates entirely on statistical methods and shows students how to collect, analyse and summarise data in order to arrive at conclusions. Topics covered in the first year, leading to the AS exam, include probability theory, sampling techniques and correlation.

Statistics is a particularly useful complement to other subjects such as Biology, Psychology, Geography, Sociology, Economics and Business Studies, which use Statistical techniques. The study of statistics is an important element for many jobs in Science, Finance and Management. Those students choosing to continue to A2 will study many of the AS topics in greater depth as well as some new methods.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Mathematics OR If GCSE Statistics has also been taken – Grade B or above, in GCSE Statistics and grade C or above, in GCSE Mathematics at the Higher tier.

Students with a grade C at the higher tier of GCSE Mathematics and without a B or above in GCSE Statistics will be considered if they pass a Statistics test at Enrolment. This is based on Statistical concepts within the GCSE Mathematics syllabus.

All students must also have a grade C or above in GCSE English (Language or Literature).

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS and A2 are each one acdemic year