Introduction to A level Statistics

Provider: Mathematics in Education & Industry (MEI)
£200.00 (no VAT on this item)

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Description This course will provide participants with an overview of the topics that come up in the S1 modules across all specifications (AQA, Edexcel, OCR and OCR(MEI)) along with a range of effective teaching and learning resources. Participants receive 12 months' access to the MEI online resources for Statistics and ongoing email support from the presenter. No previous knowledge of S1 is expected. MEI has been awarded the NCETM CPD Standard.
Duration The one day course will be followed by five evening sessions in an online classroom so that all topics from the various S1 modules are covered.

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This one day course is suitable for teachers who have little or no experience of teaching Statistics and is designed with the following aims in mind:

  • To strengthen teachers' understanding of some common topics in Statistics 1 modules and introduce teaching ideas for all S1 specifications.
  • To show how ICT can be used to illustrate statistical ideas and improve students’ understanding.
  • To introduce two commonly used distributions: binomial and Normal.
  • To provide a basis of understanding for teachers to build on individually and through follow up remote learning sessions
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Timings: 10:00-16:00

On the day:

  • Probability (including conditional probability and Venn diagrams)
  • Measuring Variation
  • Binomial and Geometric Distributions
  • Normal distribution and use of tables

Follow-up online sessions:

  • Discrete Random Variables (All specifications)
  • Hypothesis testing using the Binomial distribution (MEI)
  • Estimation and confidence intervals (AQA)
  • Correlation and Regression (AQA, Edexcel and OCR)
  • Permutations and Combinations (OCR)


Stella Dudzic is MEI's programme leader for curriculum and the author of the MEI S1 and S2 revision guides. Prior to working for MEI, she worked as a teacher of mathematics in secondary schools for 22 years, including 9 years as head of department.

Course costs and booking:

The cost of a one-day course is £200. This includes the one-day course, one year's access to web resources and a series of five optional on-line lessons. The course fee is exempt from VAT.

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