Consultation is continuing regarding the development of a new Statistics A Level.
We are hopeful that this will be accredited as it has proven to be a very valuable A level to a large number of students over many years.
- A minimum of 5 GCSE’s, 2 at grade B and 3 at grade C, including English.
- Grade 6 or B preferred in Mathematics. Students with grade 5 or C may be considered according to their GCSE profile.
- Please click here to see grades conversions in line with the new grading system.
What will I study?
- Examination - 100%
- 3 x 2 hour exams
- Currently Statistics covers averages, measures of spread, probability, discrete probability distributions, Poisson, Binomial, Normal distributions, rectangular and exponential distributions, correlation and regression, sampling, time series analysis, hypothesis testing, contingency tables, experimental design, analysis of variance, control charts and acceptance sampling. We would expect any new A Level Statistics course to cover a similar list of topics.
- Students are required to provide a graphical/statistical calculator. Further guidelines will be given later in the year as to the particular model that will be used at Cadbury.
Where does it lead?
Statisticians often work in conjunction with professionals from fields such as Biology, Economics, Engineering, Medicine, Public Health, Psychology, Marketing, Education and Sports.
Many degree courses use statistics such as Geography, Biology, Psychology, Business Studies, Sociology, Management Science, Medical Science, Economics and Business Studies.
“I studied Statistics with Business Studies and Sociology at Cadbury College. I am now studying a degree in Accounting and Finance at Birmingham City University.”