In this course, students will learn:
how to collect, summarise and represent unbiased data
the skills necessary to read, analyse and interpret data and various diagrams and statistical statements accurately
to develop your ability to reason and discuss results
how to predict what will happen in the future by making forecasts based on statistical results and considering the probability of something happening.
In Key Stage 3 students would have done some data-handling work which will be repeated at the beginning of this course. In the real world we are constantly bombarded through the media with graphs, economical data such as retail price index (RPI) and various other statistical statements.
In year 9 students learn about the role statistics plays in all aspects of everyday life and how to interpret and use statistical statements.
In year 10 students will begin work on their controlled assessment which will count as 20% of their final mark. This will involve students choosing, with the help of your teacher, a task to investigate. Students will make a plan, collect data, analyse it and then write up a report on your work. Some of this will be done during lesson time.
In year 11 students will prepare towards their final assessment. In the final assessment there aresome short and some long questions. Many of them will involve the use of real-world data. You could be asked for example to design questionnaires, draw box plots and scatter diagrams, interpret diagrams, carry out calculations and interpret statements.