13 Statistics Scholarship

13MSS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. 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 Experiments 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.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

13MSS - Supplementary costs: Approx $55


Prerequisites

Open to the top students completing Mathematics 12MS1, 13MC1, 13MS1 or 13MT1. 

All students must have gained Literacy. 

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

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91586 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.14 - Apply probability distributions in solving problems
3
E
4
*
Y
A.S. 91585 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.13 - Apply probability concepts in solving problems
3
E
4
*
Y
A.S. 91583 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.11 - Conduct an experiment to investigate a situation using experimental design principles
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91582 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.10 - Use statistical methods to make a formal inference
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91581 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.9 - Investigate bivariate measurement data
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91580 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.8 - Investigate time series data
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
Total Credits
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.

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