What is it?
For those who want to develop a deeper understanding of how to analyse and interpret real data. Compare and contrast different methods for collecting data and discover patterns in our world.
Why study this subject at Blackpool Sixth?
The course provides an excellent overview of many different statistical techniques and how they are applied to real-life contexts. An ideal complement to other statistically rich subjects to develop deeper understanding.
What skills will I develop?
- Problem solving
- Logical reasoning
- Analytical thinking
- Presenting structured solutions
- Interpreting data
How will I be taught?
Lessons are taught by subject specialists in a collaborative environment. Students are provided with many learning opportunities to work individually and in small groups – including working on whiteboards round the classrooms. The department has a website, where students can access lessons, resources and support videos.
How will I be assessed?
100% examination at the end of the second year.
All teachers have degrees in mathematics.
Field trips, projects and employability opportunities
Where does it lead?
Statistics is involved within a lot of subjects such as geography, biology and psychology. Modules are often studies within other degrees at university. Statistics is used in a wide variety of jobs, with an A level in statistics giving you the edge over other candidates.
Calculator, Casio fx-9750GII (or better). Speak to a statistics teacher before purchasing a different model.
What will I study?
You will extend handling data and probability topics from GCSE and develop a deeper understanding of how to accurately analyse and interpret data. You will learn how to critically evaluate methods and give conclusions to real-life problems.
- Grade 5 in GCSE Maths.