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Statistics - A Level at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

Course description

If you enjoy Mathematics and are interested in analyzing & interpreting the data
we see every day, from the results of scientific experiments to the profits made by
businesses, then Statistics is the course for you. The first year of the course allows
students the opportunity to become acquainted with the initial concepts in Statistics.
Topics include Numerical Measures, Probability, Correlation and Regression, Sampling and Hypothesis Testing. A variety of distributions are studied too.

Course content

If you enjoy Mathematics and are interested in analyzing & interpreting the data
we see every day, from the results of scientific experiments to the profits made by
businesses, then Statistics is the course for you. The first year of the course allows
students the opportunity to become acquainted with the initial concepts in Statistics.
Topics include Numerical Measures, Probability, Correlation and Regression, Sampling and Hypothesis Testing. A variety of distributions are studied too.

Entry requirements

You will need at least a grade B in GCSE Mathematics and five other GCSEss at
grades A* to C, including English Language.
 
Statistics is a particularly appropriate course for students studying the sciences
or subjects such as Psychology, Sociology or Business Studies. It is suitable for
those students who wish to continue with their Mathematics but who find
algebra particularly challenging. It is a distinct advantage to have good reading and
writing skills as many of the questions are ‘real life’ and require a high degree of
interpretation skills.

Assessment

The course is modular with three modules examined in both the first year and the
second year. Each of the modules is equally weighted and each paper is 1 hour 30
minutes.

Future opportunities

Statistics is an A Level which is extremely useful in many fields. It is of particular
importance in Economics, Business Studies, Psychology and other medically related
courses.

Further information

Further information can be obtained from www.aqa.org.uk.
Contact Name: Chris Huffer Curriculum Leader - Mathematics
Contact Email: chuffer@jcc.ac.uk

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: 03 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: STAS-DJM119
  • Web url: www.jcc.ac.uk

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