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Statistics – A Level


Level 3



Type of study

School Leavers




2 years

Using and understanding data is becoming increasingly essential in many areas of study and employmentA Level Statsitics is designed for students who would like to study a numerate post-16 subject but not wishing to study pure mathematics. It helps you to use and apply statistical analysis to real world data and context. It will support courses such as A-level Psychology, Biology, Geography, Business Studies and Economics as well as technical and vocational qualifications.  

Six GCSEs at grade 9–4, including a grade 6 in Maths or above. BTEC Level 2 qualifications considered in subject related courses.


  • understand the statistical enquiry cycle and the research methodologies used in experiments and surveys.
  • apply statistical techniques to data sourced from a variety of contexts and applying appropriate sampling techniques.
  • generate and interpret the diagrams, graphs and measurement.
  • understand how technology has enabled the collection, visualisation and analysis of large data sets to inform decision-making processes in public, commercial and academic sectors.
  • develop skills in interpretation and critical evaluation of methodology.


Three exam papers, each two hours long at the end of the second year. Scientific calculators are allowed for all papers. 


Statistics isn’t just about data analysis or numbers; it is about understanding the world around us. And because the opportunities in statistics are so diverse, you can apply your knowledge to nearly any area you’re passionate about, such as the environment, healthcare, human rights and sports.  This course can lead to a wide variety of careers including Actuarial analyst, Data analyst, Data scientist, Financial risk analyst, Investment analyst and Market researcher. 


Maths Inspiration trip in the Autumn term; UK Senior Team Challenge as well as the individual challenge. 


You will be taught in our Andover Sixth building and will have access to many different facilities, including: 2 study centres, a Library, A canteen and the Careers Hub.