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Advanced Higher Statistics 

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.

SQA’s Statistics qualification explores the collection, analysis and interpretation of data. The Course is highly relevant for modelling and data analysis in many areas, such as medicine, economics and business management, and offers a solid foundation in the exploration of probability theory, random variables, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals.

Statistics is a rewarding and often exciting career choice. Statisticians work with the data that is all around us and the opportunities for work are endless. If you are forward thinking, IT-savvy, interested in finding practical solutions to problems in the society and the world we live in and you enjoy working with numbers and people, this could be the career for you. The Statistics Careers Website provides all you need to know about what being a professional statistician in different sectors involves and how you can get started. There are many interesting and well paid professions which use statistics, please click on any of the following links to learn more; ActuaryForensic StatisticianEnvironmental StatisticianGovernment StatisticianMedical StatisticianPharmaceutical StatisticianMarket Research StatisticianSports StatisticianStatistical Consultant and University Lecturer.

Two popular courses at Heriott-Watt University are the BSc Actuarial Science and BSc Mathematical, Statistical and Actuarial Sciences. If you are considering applying to The University of  Cambridge to read Mathematics it is essential to study Mathematics at Advanced Higher level, please click University of Cambridge to read their guidance notes for Scottish Applicants.

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