GCSE Statistics provides students with a critical appreciation of statistics and its place in everyday life. We aim to encourage students to develop enquiring minds and become effective and independent learners. With a focus on handling data and probability, students acquire skills in and understanding of statistical concepts and methods.
GCSE Statistics helps students develop a knowledge and understanding of:
- statistical thinking and practice.
- how to use statistics in the real world.
Key Stage 4
GCSE Statistics consists of two units, a controlled assessment and an exam at foundation tier or higher tier.
- Module 1 (statistics written paper -75%)
Compulsory questions with a combination of short answer, structured and free response questions. Some questions will include stimulus material, and some will require calculations.
- Module 2 (controlled assessment - 25%)
Students must complete an investigation and an associated written assessment.
Throughout the GCSE Statistics programme students are encouraged to think about 'the bigger picture' of modern statistics, logically and analytically. These fundamental statistical and lateral thinking skills are useful across all kinds of disciplines and careers.
|Mr Simon Willcock||Curriculum Leader of the Maths and ICT Faculty / Teacher of Maths and Statistics|