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My family and some other people I know keep telling me that maths is hard, but I appiled for this course anyway.
Can someone please tell what Statistics is actually like, so I can get a glipmse of what is it going to be like when i study it.

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Well everyone said the same to me too, but it depends on you as an individual and your abilities. In my opinion, statistics is only hard if you don't revise...like most subjects. You need to memorise a few formulas here and there and how to apply them, but that's pretty much it!
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Did you do statistics GCSE?
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I'm doing it now, if you have any questions. It's not difficult, but there are a few things to get your head around. Again, it's just practise and learning things If you found GCSE ok, you'll probably be fine with A level maths
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statistics is not hard and that's coming from a guy who is self studying and got c in maths at gcse, but im not sure that properly because i am revising allot more frequent than i use to do, i do about about 2.5h a day
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I'm currently doing maths and further maths for A-level and I have to do 2 stats modules for further maths and I do mechanics and pure maths for my maths A-level. Stats is by far the easiest out of stats, mechanics and pure! (even though pure maths is a lot more interesting)
As someone said earlier, all you really have to do is learn a few formulas and how to apply them, other than that it's easy! As long as you revise it really isn't hard at all. Good luck xx


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I'm currently studying S1, part of edexcel, for my further maths

I'd say it is a very useful module, can't say much about the others, but if you do not feel confident about study pure maths from gcse, which is like almost everything (vectors, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and you get into many more topics) but you want to study maths to a higher level, then go for it.
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No hard in a sense just complex at first soo many people I have met backed out just fight through it will get better
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(Original post by Arturo09)
Does this mean that it will include such areas already covered, like quality control, spearmans rank correlation etc.?
I did Edexcel Stats Unit 1 Modular. Histograms, Frequency Tables, Circumalative Frequency, correlations will come up. Box plots will also come up.

What exam board do you do?
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(Original post by MathsMind)
I did Edexcel Stats Unit 1 Modular. Histograms, Frequency Tables, Circumalative Frequency, correlations will come up. Box plots will also come up.

What exam board do you do?
Edexcel as well.
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Edexcel as well.
Edexcel Linear GCSE, if so, most will come up in the AS Course, some in S1, S2 and S3, but the things ive mentioned above will be repeated. A few Chapters are new, I have finished S1 and we aare now moving onto S2.

Have you seen the specification, linked above?
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(Original post by MathsMind)
Edexcel Linear GCSE, if so, most will come up in the AS Course, some in S1, S2 and S3, but the things ive mentioned above will be repeated. A few Chapters are new, I have finished S1 and we aare now moving onto S2.

Have you seen the specification, linked above?
Currently looking at it, its given me a good insight as to what "relevant" topics need to be looked at, so thank you, yes it helped
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(Original post by Arturo09)
Currently looking at it, its given me a good insight as to what "relevant" topics need to be looked at, so thank you, yes it helped
Youre Welcome, Ive done the course, so any questions please ask
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Yep, stats is definitely doable for a mathematically minded person!
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A level statistics is bloody impossible, mechanics is just memorising some formulas and putting the numbers in them and a bit of common sense with gravity and vectors, stats is probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done in maths because I never understood the behinds of it, we’re just told to Chuck numbers into a calculator and hope for the best idk what the hell it means, if you’ve got a good teacher that’ll probably help
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(Original post by -56-)
A level statistics is bloody impossible, mechanics is just memorising some formulas and putting the numbers in them and a bit of common sense with gravity and vectors, stats is probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done in maths because I never understood the behinds of it, we’re just told to Chuck numbers into a calculator and hope for the best idk what the hell it means, if you’ve got a good teacher that’ll probably help
Ahahahahaha dude this was posted 6 years ago, this person has probably left university by now.
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Mandem, i am actually studying for my A level stats exam now, and tbh i am just demoralised, i mean camon pure maths is dope, but when it comes to stats, i just can't get to think straight. And my exam is in a week's time . And based on my revisions, pure maths i can score very high marks, but stats 🥺, and i have to study chem and bio, what a year . 2020💔
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