Level 2 Statistics (L2STA) - Phase 5
This course builds on the skills learnt in previous years by applying strategies to solve problems using a variety of statistics skills. The overall aim of the course is to use statistical methods to explore relationships and probabilities in a variety of situations. Particular emphasis will be placed first on reading and analysing statistical investigations and then designing and carrying out investigations. The bulk of the course material is based on statistical investigations and probability. This should provide a solid foundation for success in Year 13 Statistics.
Problem Solving, developing logical reasoning and communication of concepts will be a requirement of all standards. Students are required to consider the context of problems in exploring the relationships occurring in data and summarise their findings by relating the outcomes back to the context of the investigation.
What will I learn?
The basics of sampling and non-sampling error
A deeper understanding of the relationships between samples and populations
A practical understanding of experimental probability and its relationship to theoretical probability
How to critically analyse and evaluate statistical reports, causal claims and sources of error
What should I have done already?
You will be assessed by Level 2 Mathematics and Statistics achievement standards, with credits contributing towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). There are a maximum of 18 Level 2 credits available. This course is eligible for a subject endorsement. Five of the achievement standards for the Level 2 Statistics course will be assessed internally during the year. The final external, 2.12, will be assessed in November.
There will be NO reassessment opportunity for the internally assessed standards for students who do not achieve the standard in the first attempt. If you cannot attend an assessment because of illness, you must produce a medical certificate upon your return to school and you will be expected to complete the internal assessment on the day of your return to school.
Practice tests and examinations will be conducted during the year for the external standard. The results from these practice assessments will count towards any compassionate consideration. See the NCEA Student Handbook for more details.
Missed internal assessments
Students who do not attend the internally assessed standards for reasons other than medical or bereavement will not be given a reassessment opportunity. If you have a genuine reason (which must be supported by a medical certificate) for not being able to complete the assessment on the day of the assessment, then you are able to apply for an extension. This should occur prior to the assessment date, not after. Approach your subject teacher and make your case. Read the NCEA Student Handbook for more detail.
Authenticity and appeals
These issues are dealt with by the college's assessment procedures. Read your NCEA Student Handbook for details.
Where does this course lead?
High performers will move on to L3MWS while others will have entry into L3MAS.
For all indicative course costs please see the Course Costs Page.