This course is for you if:
- You want to develop your higher statistical skills and are aiming for a university course with some statistical content.
- You want to pursue the study of a numerate post-16 subject but not wishing to study pure mathematics.
Statistics sits particularly well alongside subjects such as Sciences (particularly Biology), Psychology, Geography, Business Studies and Economics.
What topics will I study?
Statistics A-Level is a subject that builds upon the Statistics and Probability components of GCSE Mathematics specifically relating to the collection, analysis, interpretation or explanation and presentation of data.
You will study the statistical enquiry cycle and how to apply statistical techniques to data sourced from a variety of contexts. You will also learn how to generate and interpret diagrams used when performing a statistical investigation. You will have the opportunity to understand how technology has enabled the collection and visualisation of data and how to solve statistical problems in a variety of contexts, such as Psychology, Biology, Geography, Business and the Social Sciences.
The topics include data analysis, probability, data distributions, and hypothesis testing and regression analysis.
What can I do after this course?
A Level Mathematics is a much sought-after qualification for entry to a wide variety of full time courses in higher education. At this level some will choose to study maths in its own right, leading to careers in, for example, finance, accounting, actuarial science and teaching.
A Level Mathematics is also an essential requirement for many university courses such as physics and engineering and is very valuable as a supporting subject for many courses at A Level and degree level, especially in the Sciences.
Careers for mathematicians are varied and include working in the finance, accounting, science, engineering, technology and teaching industries. An A Level in Mathematics demonstrates that you have good analytical and problem-solving skills.