Advanced Higher Statistics (Course Code: C703 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Statistics?

Statistical techniques are vital in today’s world to analyse data and make sense of the many aspects of a situation. They are used in business and government to determine the present state of affairs and to form a plan of action. Statistics can also be used to monitor progress and record achievement.

This course will introduce you to experimental design, and develops your ability to make informed judgements on calculated statistics and to communicate appropriate conclusions. You will develop skills in selecting and applying statistical techniques in a wide variety of real-life contexts. These skills will be useful to progression in many careers in these areas, such as actuarial work, financial services, sport analysis, economics, media work, as well as in science, medicine, the humanities and technology.

What do I need to get in?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises three compulsory units and an assessment.

Statistics: Data Analysis and Modelling (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Statistics: Statistical Inference (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Statistics: Hypothesis Testing (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment (8 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment has one component:

The question paper will be set and marked by SQA.

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in: