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Statistics at St John Rigby College

Course description

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


Course content

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.

Entry requirements

College entry to include GCSE Mathematics minimum grade 6


100% Examination

Future opportunities

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

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: ST-AL
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