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Statistics GCE A Level

Greenhead College

Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4ES

GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Level 3
Science and Mathematics

Course Summary

Using and understanding data is becoming increasingly important in many areas of study and employment. Understanding of statistics is a crucial skill and this course aims to give students the tools needed to help them prepare for higher education and the workplace.

A Level Statistics might appeal to the student seeking to pursue the study of a numerate post-16 subject but not wishing to study pure mathematics. It sits well with subjects such as A Level Biology, Psychology, Geography, Business Studies and Economics.

The emphasis is on using and applying statistics; appropriate interpretation of contexts and the outcomes of statistical procedures will be required.

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Course Details

The course will expand on topics encountered during GCSE Maths or GCSE Statistics, such as numerical measures (for instance averages), graphs and diagrams for data, correlation and probability. We will introduce new ideas such as probability distributions (including the Normal, Binomial and Poisson distributions) and hypothesis testing (how to determine whether a statistical result is significant). There will be a focus on how the use of technology has enabled the collection, visualisation and analysis of large data sets to inform decision-making processes. The course will suit you if you’re a numerate student who is happy working with basic algebra and formulae and likes the idea of using a calculator to perform the necessary calculations.

How will it be delivered?

The examination board is Pearson (formerly Edexcel). The course is assessed by 3 two hour exams at the end of the course.

Entry requirements

The College gives priority to its 11 partner schools. Places are offered to other applicants on a competitive basis.

All prospective students must achieve a minimum of grade 4 in GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics, and a minimum of grade 6 in three GCSE subjects.

Prospective Statistics students must achieve a minimum of grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.

Your next steps...

The course can help provide a pathway to university, employment or apprenticeships. It will support further study in Biology, Psychology, Geography, Business and Economics.

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