A-level Statistics provides students with a wide range of techniques for understanding and analysing data, which are increasingly important skills in a world of constant change. The emphasis of the qualification is on understanding the implications and limitations of the various techniques in the context of practical situations. The course provides useful support for a variety of other subjects, including many of the Social Sciences.

AQA is currently the only awarding body offering a full A-level qualification in Statistics.

A-level Statistics is made up of six compulsory units – three at AS and three at A2.  All units are available in the June series. 

Topics include:

  • probability
  • estimation
  • data handling
  • correlation and regression
  • sampling
  • probability distributions and approximations
  • hypothesis testing.

All units are of equal weighting and are assessed by an exam of 1 hour 30 minutes.  Statistics 1 has optional coursework worth 25 per cent of the unit with an accompanying exam of 1 hour 15 minutes sat in June.