NOTE: PC Device (PC Laptop / Surface / MacBook) is strongly recommended as the course requires the use of spreadsheets and online statistical software (this software does not come at any cost). A CASIO Graphics Calculator is also recommended.
What should I have already achieved?
Recommended entry requirements:
10 NCEA Level 2 Mathematics or Statistics credits
Merit in at least one Level 2 Mathematics or Statistics external assessment (recommended is AS91267 - Probability Methods).
If a student does not meet the requirements of this course they will need to speak with the Curriculum Leader of Mathematics & Statistics in the first instance.
What will I learn?
This course is an introduction to key statistical ideas and skills transferable to tertiary study in statistics. In addition, these ideas and skills will prepare students for fieldwork where the collection, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data are important.
Students will develop a systematic understanding of patterns in real-world data. Statistical models and frameworks for data analysis will the used to make judgments (or statistical inferences).
Students will produce their own reports, and develop the skills needed to critique commonplace statistics and statistical reports such as media articles and survey reports. They will learn to research, be succinct and present their findings to relevant stakeholders.
How will this course be assessed?
A maximum of 20 credits is available in this course with 3 internal assessments worth 12 credits and 2 external assessments worth 8 credits.
Will there be any FAO? (Further Assessment Opportunities)
There will be NO FAOs for Internal Assessments in this course.
What are the course costs?
Approximately $26 for workbooks and revision materials.