Statistics A Level at Varndean College
* Statistics A Level - New Course for 2018 *
A Level Statistics will help students to develop the skills of statistical enquiry, and practise statistical calculations and interpretation using real-world data in authentic contexts. The course supports skills development for progression to a range of other subjects and develops an awareness of statistics beyond the classroom.
Using and understanding data is becoming increasingly important in many areas of study and employment. Understanding of statistics is a crucial skill, and this course will give students the tools needed to help them prepare for higher education and the workplace.
A Level Statistics will appeal to the students seeking to pursue the study of a numerate post-16 subject but not wishing to study pure mathematics. It sits well with subjects such as: Biology, Psychology, Geography, Business Studies & Economics.
- Numerical measures, graphs and diagrams
- Population and samples
- Introduction to probability distributions
- Binomial distribution
- Normal distribution
- Correlation and linear regression
- Introduction to hypothesis testing
- Contingency tables
- One and two sample non-parametric tests
Standard advanced course requirements plus:
Grade 5 in GCSE Maths
This course is assessed by examinations at the end of the two year course. There is no coursework.
In particular, this qualification provides a foundation in statistics for students seeking to undertake higher education in social sciences, biological sciences or medicine and related health studies.
Statisticians can work in a wide variety of sectors, these are some examples: Healthcare environment, Pharmaceutical industry quality control, Government statisticians, Actuaries
Equipment required - You will need to purchase and use a graphical calculator as most of the numerical calculations are carried out on these calculators.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Varndean College directly.