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Statistics A Level at The Knights Templar School

Course description

Statistics largely concerns the analysis of data and the course covers a range of techniques widely used in commerce and industry.

Statistics largely concerns the analysis of data and the course covers a range of techniques widely used in commerce and industry. The course builds upon many topics already encountered at GCSE such as averages, cumulative frequency and probability. There is a good deal of computational and graphical work and much of the course involves using statistical techniques such as 'correlation' to analyse data. Correlation for instance is used to ascertain whether there might be a relationship between two sets of figures - for example given data about maintenance costs and the age of machines, we could use correlation techniques to investigate whether maintenance costs increase with the age of the machine.

 It can be a very useful support to subjects such as Psychology, Biology and Geography. There will be no coursework element.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, for a full level 3 programme. Students should have achieved at least a grade B in GCSE Mathematics and have been taught in one of the top three sets.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Knights Templar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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