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Statistics A-Level at Kingsbridge Community College

Course description

This is a course designed to support students in their other studies. Many subjects at A Level and degree level require the ability to use, apply and interpret statistical functions at a depth greater than that encountered at GCSE. Employers highly value the ability to analyse data and this qualification provides the skills in doing so.

Many of the ideas that you will meet in this course have applications in a wide range of other fields – from assessing what your car insurance is going to cost to how likely the earth is going to be hit by a comet in the next few years.

Students studying or intending to study any one of the following in the Sixth Form or at University will find the study of Statistics beneficial:

  • Biology
  • Geography
  • Business Studies
  • PE & Sports Studies
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Environmental Science
  • Sociology

Please note that if you are considering studying Statistics at University, Maths A Level may be a more suitable choice for you.

The emphasis of the Statistics Course is on using and applying statistics in real situations. You will learn how to analyse, summarise and interpret numerical data.

Areas of study include:

  • Interpretation of data
  • Probability
  • Population growth models
  • Correlation
  • Time series analysis and forecasting
  • Hypothesis testing

There is virtually no algebra, beyond the substitution of numbers into formulas. You will be taught to use statistical tables and graphics calculators to quickly compute key statistics, as the emphasis is on the interpretation of statistics. 

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C including English and Maths. Students are expected to select a minimum of 4 AS subjects in Year 12 and continue to follow a minimum of 3 subjects to A2 in Year 13. 

Grade C in GCSE Mathematics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingsbridge Community College directly.

Last updated date: 07 April 2015

Key information

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