Statistics A Level
|Mode of study||Academic A Level|
|Campus||Welsh Bridge Campus|
|Start date||5 September 2022|
|Course code||MST-AL (2224)|
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, with grade 5 or above in Maths.
What does the course involve?
Statistics is one of the specialist A Level subjects offered by the college. This course provides a basis for understanding how statistics are used to inform decisions in the real world. A Level Statistics will appeal to you if you prefer to study an applied numerate subject rather than lots of algebra and pure maths.
It also complements several other A Level subjects and is particularly useful for supporting study in Biology, Geography and Psychology. Our expert teachers will help you develop an understanding of statistical models and techniques in a supportive and informative way.
Statistics have a pervasive effect on the world around us and are used as an essential tool in a wide range of contexts such as: modelling the spread of epidemics; calculating the chance of inheriting genetic conditions; determining the success or failure of medical trials; predicting weather patterns; calculating insurance premiums; informing political marketing campaigns; assessing quality control in manufacturing; forecasting economic patterns in the stock market, and the list goes on. You could argue that our society would not function without its statisticians!
A Level Statistics builds, and vastly extends, the work on data analysis covered in GCSE Mathematics. It focuses on using and interpreting data in real-world contexts. The emphasis is on drawing conclusions using a wide variety of statistical techniques including estimation, probability, and hypothesis testing.
How is the course assessed?
100% Exam. Two components (60% personal investigation, 40% externally set assignment) will be completed with a variety of feedback throughout the course to support you.
Statisticians are in demand in all sectors of society ranging from medical research and healthcare to government, business, and industry. Statistics A Level would be particularly useful to support degrees in medicine, biology, psychology, sociology and geography.
Students applying for medicine can access support in preparing for medical admissions tests which are organised by The Agency at College.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional two or three subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative vocational programme of study via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Level Statistics (Business and Economics)
Previous school: Newtown High School
My local college didn’t give me the choice of subjects that I wanted to study at A Level but here there are no timetable restrictions. I really love statistics as you can apply so many of the methods you learn to every day situations.
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