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Statistics at Thrybergh Academy and Sports College

Course description

Statistics give us information in one form or another. In this course, you will learn how to collect unbiased data and how to summarise and represent this data. An important part of statistics is that you should use the available data to predict what will happen in the future. You will learn how to reason, interpret and discuss results, and how to make forecasts based on these results. This course will give you the skills to read and analyse data. You will be able to interpret various diagrams and statistical statements accurately. You will also be able to appreciate when statistical statements are exaggerated. We cannot always be certain that a forecast will be correct, so you will also consider the probability of something happening.

Course content

Coursework Task: (worth 25%) This will involve you choosing, with the help of your teacher, a task to investigate. You will make a plan, collect data, analyse it and then write up a report on your work. Some of this will be done during lesson time. Written Paper: (2hours, worth 75%) The paper will have some short and some long questions. Many of them will involve the use of real-world data. You could be asked, for example, to design questionnaires, draw box plots and scatter diagrams, interpret diagrams, carry out calculations and interpret statements.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 01 October 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: 500/4456/4