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Introduction to Data Science

Would you like to find out more about data science? What it is, how it works, and how it’s applied in the world of work?

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This free, self-study data science course will introduce you to some key ideas in data science, and provide you with some valuable insights to the career opportunities in this exciting field.

This course is suitable for both Core Maths and A level Mathematics students.

Use real data

This course uses the A level Mathematics large data sets for the AQA, Edexcel, MEI and OCR specifications as examples throughout the course, but it doesn’t matter if you haven’t used them before.

Complete interactive coding activities

The lessons involve coding activities that can be accessed in Kaggle, a web-based programming environment.

The lessons

Getting started

Before starting the course you should read this information

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Lesson 1

Introduction to data science

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Lesson 2

Pre-processing and cleaning data

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Lesson 3

Cleaning, formatting and grouping data

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Lesson 4

Data presentation/visualisation

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Lesson 5

Exploring association

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Lesson 6

The data science cycle

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Lesson 7

Introduction to machine learning

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Lesson 8

What’s next with data science

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Further support

This guidance supports teachers with students who are using the course.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.