About the course
Designing surveys, collecting data, presenting information, interpreting results – these are all useful skills. They can be used not only in subjects such as Geography, Psychology and the Sciences, but also in many different jobs.
The course extends the ideas you will have met in the Statistics unit of GCSE Maths, but it also introduces topics such as correlation and standard deviation.
Course content includes:
- Collecting data
- Drawing statistical diagrams
- Calculating averages
- Calculating probabilities
- The normal distribution
- Scatter diagrams
- Spearman’s Rank Correlation.
Grade 3/D or above at GCSE in Maths and English.
GCSE Statistics, as well as supporting many other subjects, provides a head start for the statistics modules of A Level Mathematics. Gaining a grade 4 or above will increase your set of GCSE results, which might enable you to start an Advanced (Level 3) course next year.
Work experience and employability
This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help.
What additional resources will I need?
You will be expected to supply your own stationery, including a scientific calculator and you may want to purchase a textbook. You may also be asked to contribute to any courses and visits in which you take part.
This course is free to students aged 16-18.
Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.
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