Advanced Higher Statistics
This Course is valid from August 2015.
The Advanced Higher Statistics Course allows learners to make sense of inherent natural variation in a wide variety of contexts through the collection, analysis and interpretation of data. Learners develop an understanding of degree of certainty which can be attributed to inferences made and conclusions reached when interpreting and analysing data.
Updates and announcements
2015-16 Understanding Standards materials
Heusner data set available
We have published the Heusner data set as a supplementary file for use with the Statistical Inference Unit assessment support packs 1 and 2. The data set is available from our secure website and you can arrange access to it through your SQA Co-ordinator.
New data booklet published
We have published a new data booklet to accompany the Advanced Higher Statistics Specimen Question Paper, Exemplar Question Paper and live Question Paper. The data booklet contains statistical formulae and tables for candidates to refer to when completing the question papers.
You can access the data booklet from the ‘Specimen Question Paper and Marking Instructions’ tab on this page. Candidates will also be provided with copies of the data booklet on the day of the Advanced Higher Statistics exam.
Qualification content and delivery tools
The documents on this page are for teachers and lecturers.
Learners studying this qualification may also find the documents useful.
The 'Related information' panel on this page contains information that applies to all new National Qualifications in this subject.
This explains the overall structure of the Course, including its purpose and aims and information on the skills, knowledge and understanding that will be developed.
Course Assessment Specification
This explains the structure of the Course assessment; including the type and method of assessment. It also includes information on Course coverage.
These provide an outline of what each Unit will cover within the Course and detail the Outcomes and Assessment Standards.
Advice and guidance
Course and Unit Support Notes
These provide advice and guidance for teachers/lecturers on learning, teaching and assessment within the Course and its Units.
- Advanced Higher Statistics Course/Unit Support Notes
Past Papers and Marking Instructions
Specimen and Exemplar Question Papers and Marking Instructions
These illustrate the standard, structure and requirements of the question papers learners will sit. These also include marking instructions.
- Guidance on the use of past paper questions for Advanced Higher Statistics
- Advanced Higher Statistics Specimen Question Paper
- Advanced Higher Statistics Exemplar Question Paper
- Advanced Higher Statistics Exemplar Question Paper Guidance
- Advanced Higher Statistical formulae and tables
Unit Assessment Support
These documents contain details of Unit assessment task(s), show approaches to gathering evidence and how the evidence can be judged against the Outcomes and Assessment Standards. Teachers/lecturers can arrange access to these confidential documents through their SQA Co-ordinator.
Understanding Standards materials
We are publishing examples of candidate evidence with commentaries as part of our Understanding Standards programme. These materials are for teachers and lecturers to help them develop their understanding of the standards required for assessment. As these materials become available, they are being published in the following locations:
- Available from our secure website Materials relating to Unit assessment, internally assessed components of Course assessment, and externally assessed components of Course assessment which are subject to visiting assessment. Teachers and lecturers can arrange access to these materials through their SQA Co-ordinator.
- Available from our Understanding Standards website Materials relating to externally assessed components of Course assessment, with the exception of those subject to visiting assessment.
More information on our Understanding Standards programme, can be found on our Understanding Standards page.