Statistics is the collection, analysis and interpretation of data. GCSE Statistics at Fullhurst Community College aims to develop the analytical and enquiring minds of our students, as well as providing an insight into the crucial role of statistics in the modern world. The units studied will improve the handling data skills already developed through the study of mathematics but will also cultivate investigative expertise. We also give our students a much greater depth of knowledge in probability than encountered in GCSE mathematics.
Key Stage 4
GCSE Statistics is offered as a two-year option subject at Fullhurst Community College and the 2018-2020 course is a brand new course offering the new 9-1 grades, assessed in two 90 minutes GCSE papers.
In year 10 students study five units:
- Unit 1: Collection of data
- Unit 2: Processing and representing data
- Unit 3: Summarising data
- Unit 4: Scatter diagrams and correlation
- Unit 5: Time series
In year 11 students study three further units:
- Unit 6: Probability
- Unit 7: Index numbers
- Unit 8: Probability distributions
Throughout the two-year course students will be required to consider “the bigger picture” as they examine the role of statistics in industry and economics to gain skills they can transfer to a wide range of disciplines and careers.
|Mr D Murray||Teacher of Maths and Statistics|