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Welcome to Statistics

GCSE Statistics gives students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in a key component of maths that is relevant to everyday life. They will develop a core statistical grounding, as well as transferable skills and understanding that is applicable to a range of other subjects. It will also give a deeper understanding of the statistical content in mathematics.

It complements subjects such as GCSE Biology, Psychology, Geography, Business and Economics, and opens the door to a variety of careers – from weather forecasting to the biological sciences.

Statistics is an optional subject which can be chosen to study in Years 10 and 11.

Statistics is split into 3 areas:

  1. The collection of data
  2. Processing, representing and analysing data
  3. Probability

An assessment will be completed every half term.

Homework will be set at least once a week. It may consist of finishing off an exercise started in class or completing another related task. This will usually be marked in class by the students.

We use the two-tier linear course from EDEXCEL (specification 1STO).

This consists of two written papers taken at the end of Year 11; both are calculator papers and require the use of a scientific calculator. Each paper is 1½ hours long and is worth one half of the total mark.

Specialist Equipment

The following equipment is essential:

  • A scientific calculator (the Casio fx is recommended)

These are available from Student Services at a discounted price.