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Statistics AS/A2 Level at Carmel College

Course description

Statistics is not only an application of Mathematics, but is a growing field of study in its own right. More and more areas of our lives are influenced by Statistics and knowing just how they fit into other studies must be an advantage.

Statistics is used in everything from deciding how much orange juice Tesco will buy next year to whether or not a new drug will indeed cure a serious illness. It is said that no-one can now expect to get through their working life without some contact with computers; the same is rapidly becoming true of Statistics.

Course content

As with all other AS and A Levels the course is divided into six modules. At first much of the work is learning the ‘tools of the trade’, but we soon start to apply them to analysing data and understanding what it is telling us.

We consider types of data and how to handle them. We will be doing probability again, but more importantly we move from the GCSE Maths work to look at the patterns in Statistics and how these are used in the analysis of situations in order to make reasonable judgements.

Entry requirements

You will need GCSE grade C in Maths


Exam Board - AQA

Each module is examined without any coursework element.

  • Statistics 1, 2 and 3 in June of your AS year
  • Statistics 4, 5 and 6 in June of your A2 year.

During the year you will complete practice sheets and there will be topic tests and a mock test at the end of each module.

Future opportunities

Statistics A Level is a reputable subject and a good grade will help with any Higher Education application. It will also be a major benefit to any qualification involving Psychology, Geography and Biology. Statistics is now used so widely that many employers would see some qualification in Statistics as a distinct advantage. Many students have enjoyed Statistics so much that they go on to study it further at university.

Further information

What is the Maths department like?

The Maths department is located in its own teaching block which houses a suite of 8 modern, bright and spacious classrooms. Each classroom has a multi-media projector and interactive whiteboard which is linked to the college network and internet. In addition, there is also a computer suite and a fully resourced student work base.

What support will I receive?

Each student’s needs are continually assessed and monitored throughout the year. Formal tutorials are then in place to address the specific problems students are having. Students also get a great deal of individual support from their tutors who regularly give up their free time. At exams time the department also runs a much valued comprehensive series of revision tutorials to supplement a student’s own revision programme. No Maths student at Carmel is ever struggling for support at this critical time in the academic year.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

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