Statistics A-level

2 years

Course Details

Using and understanding data is becoming increasingly important in many areas of study and employment.

A-level Statistics sits well with other subject studies which are also offered at our college, such as A-level Biology, Psychology, Geography, Business Studies and Economics.

The emphasis is on using and applying Statistics. Appropriate interpretation of contexts and the outcomes of statistical procedures will be required.

You will study a range of topics including Numerical Measures, Graphs, Diagrams, Probability, Population, Sampling, Probability Distributions (with focus on Binomial, Poisson, Exponential and Normal), Correlation, Linear Regression, Hypothesis Testing, Contingency Tables, Non-parametric Tests, Experimental Design, Goodness of Fit, Analysis of Variance, Effect Size and Statistical Enquiry Cycle.

This qualification will be assessed by three papers of equal size and weighting at the end of the 2-year course: one paper assessing data and probability, another on statistical inference, and a third paper assessing the specification as a whole.

If you intend to study a programme of three A-level subjects or two A-level subjects and one BTEC Extended Certificate subject:

  • You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English Language and Maths. If you haven’t achieved a grade 4 in GCSE Maths, there may be an opportunity to re-sit this alongside your other subjects.

Additional entry requirements:

  • You must have achieved at least grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

Level 3 Advanced GCE in Statistics (9ST0)

Please call our Course Enquiry Team on 0151 353 4444 ext. 6938 for more information.

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

A-level Statistics is one of the most useful qualifications for entry to a wide range of university degree courses and, later on, upon a suitable degree qualification, for an excellent career in jobs such as – but not limited to – Actuarial analyst, Data analyst, Data scientist, Financial risk analyst, Investment analyst, Market researcher, Operational researcher and, more generally, Statistician.

A-level Statistics is of particular importance to those who wish to pursue a degree in Business, Economics, Geography, Psychology and Science.

University Guarantee

Every Sefton Sixth Form College student who successfully achieves a Level 3 qualification and meets attendance and entry requirements, is guaranteed a place on a course at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

You will take three subjects over two years.

We offer a small number of BTEC courses at Sefton Sixth Form College. You can study one BTEC course alongside your two A-levels.

It is not expected that a student would attend both sites, but the feasibility of this would be discussed on an individual basis. Potential timetable clashes and workload would need to be considered in detail for this to be a possibility.