Introduction to A Level Statistics



This course will cover the key concepts in the statistics section of Mathematics A level.

Use of the Large Data Sets should underpin all statistics teaching and this event will demonstrate how this can be used to increase students' interest and enthusiasm for the subject as well as their understanding and 'statistical common sense'.

Teaching approaches will encourage an active learning style and the development of sound understanding of key concepts.


  • To introduce the Binomial and Normal distributions
  • To develop ideas of hypothesis testing with the Binomial distribution and extend these to the Normal distribution and correlation.
  • To demonstrate how the Large Data Sets can be used to underpin all the statistical teaching.
  • To consider how technology can be used to enhance students' understanding of statistical concepts.

Who will benefit from attending?

Teachers who are new to teaching the Statistics content for A level Mathematics and those who are interested in making more effective use of the Large Data Sets.


The Binomial Distribution

The Normal Distribution

Hypothesis Testing

Working with real data

Conditional Probability

Characteristics of assessment questions

Materials and Equipment

Delegates will need to bring a laptop that is capable of connecting to WiFi and the calculator that their students are using for A level.



The events is FREE to all state school teachers.

Schools and colleges located within Priority Areas are eligible to receive a subsidy of £250 to support staff cover and travel costs. For more information, visit our subsidies page.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:


Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day


Yorkshire and the Humber


Outwood Institute of Education,
Tenter Balk Lane,
Adwick le Street,
South Yorkshire,


Tue 28th Apr 2020

Course times:

09:30 - 15:30

State-sector subsidy:


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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Simon Dawson
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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