Statistics is 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. In between is deciding on provision for school places, town planning, quality control in industry and even the ability to understand party political broadcasts!! 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. Statistics has been a successful area of Carmel since the College opened and you might want to join in our success.
|Qualification name||GCE A Level in Statistics|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||6th September 2021|
|Cost description||Free to 16 - 18 year olds|
Students should be aged 16 to 18 years old. You will need grade 5 in GCSE Maths and grade 4 in GCSE English Language.
A Level Statistics builds upon the Statistics and Probability components of GCSE Mathematics and teaches students how to make sense of data trends and to solve statistical problems in a variety of contexts, such as Psychology, Biology, Geography, Business and the Social Sciences. It prepares students for further study and employment in a wide range of disciplines which use statistical analysis and reasoning with data. The topics include data analysis, probability, data distributions, hypothesis testing and regression analysis.
Learning for this course will be classroom based.
Pen, Note Pad, Scientific Calculator
A Level Statistics will be assessed by two exams, which will take place at the end of the second year of study.
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.