Statistics at St John Rigby College
The course builds on descriptive
statistics, such as averages and leads
on to testing whether an observed
result is statistically different from
what might be expected.
The subject builds upon students’
experiences of data handling at
GCSE. A level Statistics is an applied
mathematics subject which is looked
at from purely a practical standpoint
and the course contains very little
During the Statistics course you will further develop the data handling skills learned at GCSE and the use of probability, sampling, correlation, time series and moving averages, as well as learning new topics such as the binomial and normal probability distrubtions. You will also look at the application of hypothesis testing to real-life situations. This may be looking for evidence of a relationship between gender and voting preference, or whether there is evidence of an increase in sales doing a marketing campaign.
College entry to include GCSE Mathematics minimum grade 6
Statistics is an excellent choice if you are interested in studying Economics, Psychology, Biology, Business or similar courses where you will have to analyse data and draw conculsions from the evidence.
How to apply
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