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Statistics AS level at The Stourport High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Year 12:

Unit S1 ~ Numerical measures, probability, binomial distribution, normal distribution, and correlation and regression.

Unit S2 ~ Time series analysis, sampling, discrete probability distributions, interpretation of data, and application of hypothesis testing.

Unit S3 ~ Application of contingency tables in the real world situations, distribution free methods, and further correlation.

Year 13:

Unit S4 ~ Continuous probability distributions ~ linear combinations, distributional approximations, estimation in real world context, and further applications of hypothesis testing

Unit S5 ~ Further continuous probability distribution ~ rectangular and exponential, estimation and confidence intervals, more applications of hypothesis testing,

Unit S6 ~ Experimental design, analysis of variance, statistical process control, acceptance sampling.



No coursework


3 x 90 min exams, one for each unit S1, S2 and S3 in year 12.

3 X 90 min exam, one for each unit S4, S5 and S6

Future opportunities

  • School teacher
  • University lecturer
  • Actuary
  • Biometrician
  • Environmental statistician
  • Forensic statistician
  • Government statistician
  • Health service statistician
  • Market research statistician
  • Medical statistician
  • Pharmaceutical statistician
  • Banking

Further information


  • Recall, select and use mathematical facts in a variety of contexts
  • Construct mathematical argument and proof
  • Manipulate algebraic expressions
  • Logical deduction
  • Accurate use of calculator, formulae and statistical tables

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Stourport High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017

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