Statistics - A Level (Edexcel) | Westminster Kingsway College

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Statistics - A Level (Edexcel)

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A Levels
Course Title Statistics - A Level (Edexcel)
Start Date 9th September 2019
Location Kings Cross
Duration 70 Weeks
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Course Content

A Levels
Short Description
About the Course

Using and understanding data is becoming increasingly important in many areas of study and employment. Understanding of statistics is a crucial skill, and this specification aims to give students the tools needed to help them prepare for higher education and the workplace.

This subject must be studied alongside 2 other subjects to form an A Level Study Programme.

This is a 2 year classroom based academic qualification.

What you will study

The emphasis is on using and applying statistics; appropriate interpretation of contexts and the outcomes of statistical procedures will be required.

In the first year you will study:

  • Numerical measures, graphs and diagrams
  • Probability
  • Population and samples
  • Introduction to probability distributions
  • Binomial distribution
  • Normal distribution
  • Correlation and linear regression
  • Introduction to hypothesis testing
  • Contingency tables
  • One and two sample non-parametric tests

In the second year you will study:

  • Bayes’theorem
  • Probability distributions
  • Experimental design
  • Sampling, estimates and resampling
  • Hypothesis testing, significance testing, confidence intervals and power
  • Hypothesis testing for 1 and 2 samples
  • Paired tests
  • Exponential and Poisson distributions
  • Goodness of fit
  • Analysis of variance

Access Method

You will need to sit 3x 2hr external A Level examination papers at the end of the 2nd year.

Progression

This qualification provides a foundation in statistics for students seeking to undertake higher education in social sciences, biological sciences or medicine and related health studies. (Medicine / Pharmacy / Dentistry/Accountancy / Banking /Law/Insurance / Economist/ Veterinary Science/Social work).

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Entry Requirements

A Levels
Entry Requirement

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 5 or above, including GCSE Maths grade 6.

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A Levels

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