Teaching Statistics 1 (TS1)

Overview

Teaching Statistics 1 (TS1) is a sustained professional development course for teachers wishing to build their confidence in teaching statistics. TS1 covers the statistics content from all major specifications for AS/A level Mathematics.

TS1 consists of:

  • 12 live online tutorials
  • Two compulsory study days
  • A reference book to support your studies
  • Access to course-specific teaching and learning resources on Integral (MEI’s learning platform)
  • Email support from a tutor and access to an online group forum

Towards the end of the course a short assignment is issued, for which support and guidance are provided. Course certificates will be available for those participants completing the assignment.

After TS1, participants have the opportunity to continue to TS2, which will further expand understanding of statistics teaching.

Between them, the TS1 and TS2 courses cover the majority of the content of A level Statistics. 

Aims

  • Gain a deep understanding of statistics as a problem-solving discipline
  • Develop statistical modelling skills
  • Develop confidence in working with real data using technology
  • Improve statistical subject knowledge
  • Build on existing pedagogical skills

Who will benefit from attending?

TS1 is designed for teachers who are currently teaching A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics, or who wish to teach it at some point in the near future. 

Our sustained courses enable teachers to broaden and deepen their subject, pedagogical and pedagogical content knowledge. This makes teachers better equipped to make links between topics, address students’ misconceptions and confidently challenge learners at all attainment levels. Our course aims and intended outcomes are consistent with the principles set out in the Education Inspection Framework.

Content

TS1 covers the statistics content for AS/A level Mathematics. This includes the following topics:

  • Statistical sampling and using large data sets
  • Data presentation and interpretation
  • Summary statistics
  • Bivariate data
  • Probability
  • Statistical distributions
  • Statistical hypothesis testing

Materials and Equipment

A computer with a reliable internet connection will be required to attend the online tutorials. In addition, a headset or earphones with a microphone is suggested to get the best experience of the online tutorials.

Cost

This course is free of charge to teachers working in state-funded schools and colleges in England. For others the course fee is £300.

Schools and colleges located within Priority Areas are eligible to receive a subsidy (for 2022-23 this is £200 per study day). Please note that priority areas will be updated for the 2022-23 academic year. If you are offered a place on this course and your school/college qualifies for a subsidy, we will confirm this in September.

Study Schedule

Study days

Study days are face-to-face events that take place from 10:00 to 16:00, with lunch and refreshments provided. Attendance at both days is expected.

Please note that although it is our intention to run these study days face-to-face, all events are subject to government restrictions and may be moved online if required. We therefore advise against making non-cancellable travel arrangements.

Study day 1:

Central Manchester
Wednesday 2 November 2022

or

Central London
Saturday 5 November 2022

Study day 2:

Central Manchester
Wednesday 11 January 2023

or

Central London
Saturday 14 January 2023

Online sessions

Online sessions are conducted live from 19:00-20:10 and recordings are available for playback.

Date  Study content
Thursday 15 September 2022 Introduction; Definitions of probability
Thursday 22 September 2022 Conditional Probability
Thursday 6 October 2022 Sampling techniques
Thursday 20 October 2022 Using graphical summaries
Thursday 10 November 2022 Using numerical summaries
Thursday 24 November 2022 Bivariate data
Thursday 8 December 2022 Discrete probability distributions
Thursday 15 December 2022 Introduction to the binomial distribution
Thursday 5 January 2023 Introduction to the normal distribution
Thursday 19 January 2023 Applications of the normal distribution
Thursday 2 February 2023 Hypothesis testing 1
Thursday 9 February 2023 Hypothesis testing 2
Assignment

Following the online sessions you will work towards completing an assignment. The provisional deadline for this assignment is 30 April 2023.

Participant feedback

The study day was fantastic. Really useful and time to try out and reflect on new skills.
Really enjoyable with lots of useful classroom applications.
Great sessions - good to get hands on with data sets!

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no requirement that applicants have taught A level Mathematics before undertaking TS1. A basic familiarity with the statistical content of GCSE is assumed.

It is difficult to be specific as this will depend on previous experience. In the past, delegates have reported spending between 1 and 4 hours studying each week. Ideally, delegates should aim to study regularly for a few hours each week however, in reality many working teachers have weeks when this is difficult and they use out-of-term time to catch up.

It is not our usual policy to allow teachers to enrol on more than one sustained course (TAM, PALM, TFM, TM, TS, TD) at the same time. Please contact us at [email protected] before making multiple course applications.

The TS1 assignment is the only work that delegates hand in. The assignment requires you to answer questions based around data sets and probability. Use of technology is encouraged and an explanation of how the topics could be introduced and taught in the classroom is expected. To receive a certificate at the end of your TS1 course you will need to submit and pass the TS1 assignment. Certification is optional but we strongly encourage you to submit an assignment anyway to help you consolidate what you have learnt. In the past most teachers have chosen to submit an assignment.

We vary face-to-face study day locations. Recently study day locations have included London, Coventry, Manchester and Leeds.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#9960

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Statistics

Event format:

Sustained Professional Development

Event length:

6 months

Study days:

2

Online sessions:

12

Region:

National

Venue:

Online classroom and study days in London or Manchester

Start date:

Thu 15th Sep 2022

Fee:

Free for state-funded schools; £300 otherwise

Priority Area subsidy:

2 x £200

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Queries?

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

Teacher Support Admin Team
[email protected]
01225 716494

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National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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