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Maths (Statistics) - A-level at Connell Sixth Form College

Course description

A-level Statistics is a great way to make you stand out from the crowd. You will move away from Maths as you know it and enter a world of real-life application. Statistics is a specialist branch of mathematics. It is arguably the most widely applied and useful but often the most poorly understood and badly used. 

People use statistics to make their arguments seem more powerful and perhaps more truthful. Being able to recognise this kind of misleading use of statistics is essential in being able to navigate the modern world.

Course content

Statistics is the mathematics that is used by governments, businesses, scientists to make all the decisions that affect us –  should you be given a mortgage and what should it cost you, should you be able to get a life-saving cancer drug on the NHS, how much should you paid, how much should you be taxed, should I sell my business this year or next year to make the most money? The applications of Statistics are endless and the subject underpins vast swathes of academic study in all branches of sciences, social and political sciences and economics. You will find what you study in this course supports your studies in A Level Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Geography and Economics/Business directly and it will be even more helpful when you get to university and complete your dissertation.

You will study: 

Data and Probability

Statistical Inference

Statistics in Practice


Entry requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English, and a grade 5 in Maths. 



Paper 1 – Data and Probability 
                2 hours (9ST0/01) worth 33.3% of the qualification, 80 marks

Paper 2 – Statistical Inference 
                2 hours (9ST0/02) worth 33.3% of the qualification, 80 marks

Paper 3 –  Statistics in practice
                2 hours (9ST0/03) worth 33.3% of the qualification, 80 marks

You may use a calculator throughout all papers and should attempt to answer all questions.

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 19 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: St
  • Number of planned places: 22