Statistics Award (SCQF level 6)

This Award is the study of statistics in real-life contexts. It will enable learners to have confidence in the subject and encourage a positive attitude towards the use of statistics in everyday life.

It focuses on the areas of applying statistical literacy skills to data – sampling, collection, handling, and presentation and aims to equip learners with the statistical skills and knowledge they will need in their everyday lives - both personally and in the world of work.

By studying this Award, learners will develop their ability to use statistical techniques in real-life situations. This will enable them to assess the likelihood of an occurrence, make accurate predictions based on sound statistical analysis, and use statistical software to interpret, critically analyse and draw conclusions.

Mandatory information

Unit Specifications

These provide an outline of what each Unit will cover within the Course and detail the Outcomes and Assessment Standards.

This provides an outline of what the Unit will cover and details 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.

Assessment support

Past Papers and Marking Instructions

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.

This document contains details of Unit assessment task(s), shows 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.

This document contains details of Unit assessment task(s), shows 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.

Verification and Course Reports