Pearson A Level Statistics Level 3
In a nutshell
Statistics have a huge effect on the world around us, being 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!
This course is for you if...
...you want to learn how to use and understand data
...you want to understand statistics and gain the tools needed to prepare you for higher education and the workplace
...you want to study a numerate further education subject but don't want to study pure maths
...other subjects that interest you include Biology, Psychology, Geography, Business Studies or Economics.
What will I be doing?
A Level Statistics builds and extends on the data analysis covered in GCSE mathematics. The course focuses on using and interpreting data in real-life contexts. The emphasis is on drawing conclusions based on a variety of statistical techniques including estimation, probability models and hypothesis testing.
You will study numerous topics and be assessed by three two-hour papers at the end of two years:
Paper 1: Data and Probability
Paper 2: Statistical Inference
Paper 3: Statistics in Practice.
What is expected of me?
You will need to have at least a grade B in GCSE higher tier Mathematics. It will also be of benefit if you are competent at reading for understanding so that you can pick out essential facts and interpret calculations in context.
Being able to draw clear, well labelled diagrams and present work systematically is also an essential skill. As with any subject you will need to attend and engage fully in all lessons and complete regular homework to consolidate your understanding of the topics taught in class.
What comes next?
Learners often progress to university to study mathematics, statistics or applied mathematics degrees. A level statistics prepares learners for a range of careers including in business, finance, engineering and many others.
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