12MST

12 Statistics

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss A. Hong

Statistics has become arguably one of the most important interdisciplinary sciences today with a number of different career paths. Demand for statisticians in the job market and across various industries has been increasing exponentially making it probably one of the coolest jobs you will hear about.

This course covers the process of carrying out investigations to provide answers for real world problems by using statistics to collect, organise, process, present and analyse data. Making use of technology and modern analytical software, students will learn to notice trends, evaluate reports, design surveys, investigate patterns in society, conduct experiments, make predictions and communicate findings in written reports. This course can be taken in conjunction with 12MCL.

Recommended Prior Learning

A proficient level of literacy.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

A Graphics Calculator costing $180 is required for the course.

Pathway

Statistics equips students with the knowledge and skills to be global citizens in the 21st century. Effective citizens have the ability and inclination to use statistics at home, at work, and in the community by using statistical models to solve problems, making sensible estimates, using and interpreting data, evaluating statistical information and communicating ideas. Satisfactory completion of this course allows students to proceed to either of the Level 3 Statistics courses.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91263 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 2.8 - Design a questionnaire
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91264 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 2.9 - Use statistical methods to make an inference
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91265 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 2.10 - Conduct an experiment to investigate a situation using statistical methods
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91267 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 2.12 - Apply probability methods in solving problems
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91268 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 2.13 - Investigate a situation involving elements of chance using a simulation
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 16

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Disclaimer

We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.