13STA

13 Statistics A

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: Dr M. Steel

Probability and statistics are used to solve problems, model situations, make predictions and analyse data. There is the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills in analysing and interpreting information and communicating the findings. There is a strong emphasis on the use of technology. A parallel course which is primarily internally assessed is also available.


Recommended Prior Learning

Achievement or better in AS91267 (Probability) and at least 12 credits in Level 2 Mathematics Combined or Mathematics with Calculus or Level 2 Statistics.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Graphics Calculator about $180 new (older model is fine).
Nulake EAS Year 13 Statistics Workbook, about $25.

Pathway

A knowledge of statistics and the ability to organise and process information is an advantage in many walks of life. The study of statistics is a foundation for further study in a wide range of learning areas including commerce, science, medicine, operations research and information management. This is reflected in enrolments at the University of Auckland where Statistics is the most popular Stage 1 course. This course is approved for UE.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91581 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.9 - Investigate bivariate measurement data
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91582 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.10 - Use statistical methods to make a formal inference
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91584 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.12 - Evaluate statistically based reports
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91585 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.13 - Apply probability concepts in solving problems
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91586 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.14 - Apply probability distributions in solving problems
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
Total Numeracy Credits: 20

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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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.