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.
This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:
The course comprises three areas of study.
Data Analysis and Modelling
The course assessment consists of two components totalling 110 marks.
Both the question papers are set and externally marked by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).
The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.
The course assessment is graded A-D.
SQA Past Papers Statistics Advanced Higher
SQA Specimen Statistics Advanced Higher Question Paper 1
SQA Specimen Statistics Advanced Higher Question Paper 2
SQA Additional Specimen Statistics Advanced Higher Question Paper 1
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