Statistics GCSE

What will you learn?

You will develop the confidence to work with statistical techniques flexibly to solve statistical problems with real world data.These include sports results, populations, climate, business, economics and retail. It builds on such topics as averages, scattergraphs, pictograms, probability and pie charts.

We will regularly investigate data by following the statistical enquiry cycle. This is a really valuable way of working and will support thinking about project management and conducting your own experiments.

What equipment will I need?

You will need your usual mathematics equipment (calculator, compass, protractor, ruler etc.)

We will also be using technology to access and investigate data sets.

How will you be assessed?

There will be regular assessments throughout the course. These build slowly over the three years of study. These can be written work, or ‘test style’ assessments.

The final assessment will take the form of two, one and a half hour papers. This can be assessed at both the Higher and Foundation level.

Where can this subject take you in the future?

GCSE Statistics is a really valuable programme. We live in a data rich world and the ability to process, analyse and interpret data in an unbiased way is a sought after skill set.

Many post 16 courses have a ‘quantitative methods’ unit which will contain many of the skills used within the GCSE Programme of Study.

It also is a very useful course for those students who wish to go on and study A-level Maths.