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Statistics at The Beaconsfield School

Course description

A Level Statistics provides students with a wide range of techniques for understanding and analysing data, which are increasingly important skills in a world of constant change.The emphasis of the qualification is on understanding the implications and limitations of the various techniques in the context of practical situations. The course provides useful support for a variety of other subjects, including many of the Social Sciences.

Some of the concepts you will encounter will be familiar such as probability theory, correlation and sampling. However many will be entirely new to you. You will meet standard deviation, variance, binomial distribution, normal distribution, discrete probability distribution, Poisson distribution, biased and unbiased estimates, regression line, hypothesis testing, Chi2 testing, Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient, along with much, much more.

Entry requirements

To be accepted on to the course, you need to have 7 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including English and Maths.Your Maths grade must be a minimum of a B.If you have an A grade (or better) at GCSE in Maths you should consider the Mathematics A Level course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years