Six GCSEs 9-4 (or A*-C), two from English, Maths OR Science
Two at least grade 6 (or B)
GCSE Maths (higher tier) grade 9-6
A-level Statistics offers students who already have an understanding of Maths the chance to study Statistics in action as it helps make sense of the world around us. It appeals to
students who want to study a numerate A-level but don’t want to study Pure Maths. It can be particularly useful for students who need the skills and techniques of Statistics for
the study of and careers related to: Biology, Geography, Psychology and Business Studies. Students whose first choice is one of these subjects at A-level can be better off choosing A-level Statistics over A-level Mathematics
The specification focuses on using and applying Statistics.
In your Lower Sixth:
Interpreting statistical diagrams such as box plots, histograms, time series graphs and scatter diagrams.
Calculate and compare probabilities including representation and interpretation of tree diagrams, Venn diagrams and two=way tables.
Know the properties of and how to calculate probabilities from the Binomial and the Normal distribution.
Possible careers include:
Calculate and interpret association using Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient or Pearson’s product moment correlation coefficient.
The ideas and applications of hypothesis testing, use of contingency tables and the use of non-parametric tests.
In your Upper Sixth:
The ideas and applications of Bayes Theorem, Exponential, Poisson Distributions and Goodness of fit tests.
The terminal exams involve three 2-hour papers: the first will be on Data and Probability, the second on Statistical inference and the third on Statistics in Practice. These are taken at the end of the Upper sixth.
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