Advanced Higher Statistics

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.

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Mandatory information

Course Specification

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Course Assessment Specification

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Unit Specifications

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Advice and guidance

Course and Unit Support Notes

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Assessment support

Past Papers and Marking Instructions

Specimen Question Paper and Marking Instructions

These illustrate the standard, structure and requirements of the question papers learners will sit during the exam diet. They also include marking instructions.


Unit Assessment Support

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