I chose Statistics as it allows me to understand how mathematics and data can be used for every day applications, along with the fact it can be applied to any STEM subject for the use of data for probability and experiments. Overall, statistics is a interesting subject that can be applied to many fields.
Statistics is an interesting subject that can be applied to many fields. I chose it because it allows me to understand how mathematics and data can be used for every day applications.
Statistics (A Level)
- Year 1 & 2
100% exam (3 papers)
- Exam board
- Specific entry requirements
Grade 5 in GCSE Maths.
What Will You Learn?
If you are a numerate student and enjoy working with mathematical formulae which produce a useful result, then you should consider joining the A level Statistics course. Graphical calculators are used to work out answers relating to data and probability and it is also important to explain the meaning of what has been found. You’ll study a selection of probability distributions, the collection of data and various hypothesis tests. You’ll find Statistics very useful if you wish to pursue university and career routes that require the ability to work with and interpret numerical and statistical data.
Over the two years you will learn:
1 – Numerical measures, graphs and diagrams
2 – Probability
3 – Population and samples
4 – Introduction to probability distributions
5 – Binomial distribution
6 – Normal distribution
7 – Correlation and linear regression
8 – Introduction to hypothesis testing
9 – Contingency tables
10 – One and two sample non-parametric tests
11 – Bayes’ theorem
12 – Probability distributions
13 – Experimental design
14 – Sampling, estimates and resampling
15 – Hypothesis testing, significance testing, confidence intervals and power
16 – Hypothesis testing for 1 and 2 samples
17 – Paired tests
18 – Exponential and Poisson distributions
19 – Goodness of fit
20 – Analysis of variance
21 – Effect size
Statistical Enquiry Cycle (SEC)
You will constantly participate in group work and individual projects investigating data to develop a better understanding of how this is done in real businesses.
Where Will This Lead?
A lot of pupils that study A level Statistics go on to study Math or science based subjects at university.