Statistics - A Level - Year 1

A-level Statistics provides students with a wide range of techniques for understanding and analysing data, which are increasingly important skills in a world of constant change. The emphasis of the qualification is on understanding the implications and limitations of the various techniques in the context of practical situations. The course provides useful support for a variety of other subjects, including many of the Social Sciences. In this course, you will learn how to create different statistical models and how they can lead to very effective decisions and revelations about the data to inform the decision making process in industry.

During the course, you will study units including:

  • Probability
  • Estimation
  • Data handling
  • Correlation and regression
  • Sampling
  • Probability distributions and approximations
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Large data analysis with statistical software packages

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed by written exams and an element of using large data set that will be examined in the same paper

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs with 2 at Grade 6, including Maths at a grade 6

Where can it take me?

  • College Progression – you can progress to an exciting range of higher-level courses, including HNC/HND Sciences.
  • University - related degree such as Maths, Statistics, Economics and Business are courses in university that would build up on what you will learn. In addition any degree that requires the usage of analytical techniques including social sciences would also be an option.
  • Careers - 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. Statistics is the perfect choice if you are planning to follow a career path into finance, business or any field that requires use of analytical techniques.

Additional information

You will undertake an induction period at the start of the course to ensure you are supported and guided through the correct learning pathway. There will be opportunities for usage of data analysis on the large data set on this course to support the theory taught within college lessons.

This course is a great accompaniment for Business and all sciences including Social Sciences, such as Sociology and Psychology.

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