13MSS

13 Statistics Scholarship

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Michael Walden

This course is designed for those students who intend to study at the highest level and will probably proceed to University study in Statistics and Modelling, Commerce, Medicine or Science. Statistics applies to almost any field and is compulsory for some very popular university programmes and so many other everyday life applications. Statistics is the art of extracting meaningful information from seemingly incomprehensible data. In your future life and career, you will need to make good use of such information to be able to make sound, informed and unbiased decisions.


Assessment
Students follow the same course Assessments as the Level 3 Statistics (13MS1) course and the Inference and Statistical reports standards plus extensive additional material at the Scholarship Level.
The Scholarship component is assessed through a final external examination. This course is a prerequisite for entry into the Scholarship examination.


Prerequisites

Open to the top students completing Mathematics 12MS1, 12MA1, 12MC1, 13MC1, 13MS1 or 13MCS. 

It is recommended that you have studied some form of Statistics before, although it is possible to pick it up at Level 3 with the desire and willingness to fill gaps in prior knowledge. All students must have gained Literacy. 

From Level 2 Mathematics/Statistics (12MS1, 12MC1, 12MA1) students need to have achieved Excellence in a majority of the standards covered, although we will also consider NCEA results holistically across other Level 2 subjects studied. The desire to learn and the ability to write coherently and insightfully is essential.

From Level 3 Statistics (13MS1) students should have achieved at least Merit in a majority of the standards studied with evidence of Excellence thinking demonstrated throughout the year.

Students coming from an accelerated Calculus background (with no Statistics) will be considered on a case by case basis. 

Students should select 13MSS to express their interest in the Scholarship Statistics course, however final decisions of entry are made by the HOD and the Teacher in charge after reviewing results and discussions with teachers around evidence of consistent work ethic and mathematical insight.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*13MSS* - Supplementary costs: Approx $55

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91580 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.8 - Investigate time series data
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6

A.S. 91581 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.9 - Investigate bivariate measurement data
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5

A.S. 91582 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.10 - Use statistical methods to make a formal inference
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11

A.S. 91583 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.11 - Conduct an experiment to investigate a situation using experimental design principles
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91585 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.13 - Apply probability concepts in solving problems
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91586 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.14 - Apply probability distributions in solving problems
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 24

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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