College Update: Important information for students & parents
Statistics is used in everything from deciding how much orange juice Booths or Aldi will buy next year, to whether or not a new drug will indeed cure a serious illness. Statistics A-Level is a subject relating to the collection, analysis, interpretation or explanation and presentation of data. This branch of Mathematics is used in situations involving variability or uncertainty, such as weather forecasting, finance or assessing the effects of medicines. For the Statistics course, we highly recommend the Casio fx-9860GII calculators.
Students with an A-Level in Statistics have found their skills to be valuable when taking degrees in Anthropology, Biology, Business Studies, Geography and Psychology. You may be surprised at just how many interesting jobs there are for statisticians, such as an Actuary, Accountant, Environmental Statistician, Government Statistician, Sports Statistician, Pharmaceutical Statistician, Biometrician, Forensic Statistician, Health Service Statistician, Medical Statistician, School Teacher and University Lecturer. Statistics is now used so widely that many employers would see a qualification in Statistics as a distinct advantage. Many students have enjoyed Statistics so much that they go on to study it further at university.
At least five 5’s at GCSE, including at least a 5 in Maths and 5 in English Language.
Have you considered studying a Mixed Programme (A-Levels and Btecs) Whether you’re on target to achieve five 5s in your GCSEs or not there may still be an option to study A-Levels alongside a BTEC qualification at Newman.