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A-Level Statistics at Winstanley College

Course description

Year 1

•    Numerical measures, graphs and diagrams
•    Probability
•    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

Year 2

•    Bayes’ theorem
•    Probability distributions
•    Experimental design
•    Sampling, estimates and resampling
•    Hypothesis testing, significance testing, confidence intervals and power
•    Hypothesis testing for 1 and 2 samples
•    Paired tests
•    Exponential and Poisson distributions
•    Goodness of fit
•    Analysis of variance
•    Effect size

Why should I Study A-level Statistics ?
Statistics is an interesting subject on its own as well as giving excellent support to a wide variety of subjects and disciplines such as Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Economics, Geography, Business and Medicine. 
The A-level Statistics course will allow you to develop an understanding of statistical theory and statistical processes. It will extend your range of knowledge, skills and techniques from GCSE Maths and teach you to construct logical statistical arguments and recognise incorrect statistical reasoning.
The course would suit those students who enjoy applying their numerate skills without the need to employ algebraic techniques.

Careers and University
Statistics A-level is a highly regarded qualification and a good grade in this could assist you with most Higher Education applications.  It may also be of benefit to any qualification involving Psychology, Geography, Business Studies and Biology.  
It is also possible to go onto study Statistics further at degree level.  With a degree in Statistics there are many possible routes including a career as an actuary, a forensic statistician, sports statistician, government statistician or statistical consultant.

Learning outside the classroom
Weekly homework – Written homework with feedback
Structured Revision Programme – with schedule, materials and self-marking packs .
Maths/Stats Study Room – Available in all blocks for quiet independent study.

Enrichment Activities & Competitions – Winstanley Premiership, UKMT team/individual challenges, LJM Pop Quiz, Making Maths at Manchester, and many more!

Online Resources – materials for further independent study via Moodle.

Study Support
General study support (organisation, time management) is available from individual tutors and also in the LRC in college.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Winstanley College directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years