Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Award in Statistical Methods

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Edxecel Mathematics Awards

Edexcel Mathematics Awards are small, stand alone qualifications designed to help learners develop and demonstrate proficiency in different areas of mathematics. By helping learners focus on understanding key concepts and techniques, they can build their mathematical confidence and fluency.


  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

Schools and colleges may offer qualifications that are not included in the performance tables, if approved for teaching to 16-19 year olds, where this is in the best interests of individual students.

This qualification is not listed on the 16-19 performance tables. It is a small qualification, providing support for mathematical requirements in other qualifications. It may act as a stepping stone to larger qualifications that are on performance tables.

The Edexcel Level 3 Award in Statistical Methods helps students develop an understanding of concepts in statistics, and a sound foundation of statistical methods.

Education context

This qualification may be taken as part of a broader programme to support other subjects which require knowledge and understanding of mathematics.

Awarding organisation
  • Pearson (Edexcel)
Qualification code
600/7266/0 (Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Award in Statistical Methods)

This is a linear, single unit qualification consisting entirely of mandatory content.

Subject areas
  • Mathematics
  • Data, including types of data, sampling, estimating populations
  • Displaying data
  • Calculating with data
  • Interpreting data
  • Probability
  • Calculators
  • Level 3

Level 3 qualifications regulated to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

A levels are also Level 3 qualifications regulated to the Regulated Qualifications Framework.

Level 3 is the same level as the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 6.


Pass only


Two hour written examination, externally assessed – 90 marks.

Contribution of assessment components to overall grade

The single exam is 100% of the assessment.

Resit arrangements

This is a linear qualification and so resitting is not applicable.

Guided/notional learning hours
60 hours
UCAS Tariff points

Pearson Edexcel Award in Statistical methods

Grade Points
P 3
Key issues for UK HE admissions

This qualification will be taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications, such as A levels. It will help support other qualifications, and will aid progression to degree programmes that have a significant mathematical requirement.

Timing of assessments/results for learners

Assessment available in January and June, results in March and August.

Qualification date
Starting from 01 Jan 2013
Qualification dates notes

This is a current qualification.

Reporting and certification information

The results of many UK qualifications are reported to UCAS through Awarding Body Linkage (ABL).

  • A levels and results from larger awarding bodies are reported automatically
  • IB results are only reported with the candidate’s permission
  • Some results are not reported through ABL, this does not reflect the validity of the qualification.

The results available through ABL.

Where results are not available through ABL, HEPs will need to ask applicants to provide their own evidence of achievement.

The results of this qualification are reported through ABL. 

Progression information

Learners may take this alongside other qualifications, such as AS/A levels or BTEC Nationals, and it will support the development of mathematical understanding in those subjects. The qualification will aid progression to higher level programmes that have a significant mathematical content.