12 Statistics

12MST
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Dr S. Spencer

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.


Pathway

13 Statistics A, 13 Statistics B

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.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

A Graphics Calculator costing $120 is required for the course.


Recommended Prior Learning

A proficient level of literacy.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

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

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

Pathway Tags

Data Analyst, Statistician, Teacher


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