In Statistics we hope to nurture a love of Mathematics and a more in-depth understanding of this strand of Mathematics. A high standard of work is expected throughout the course and students must show us at KS3 they can take a subject requiring such a high-level of ability. Statistics is taught in year 11 to students who choose to study both Statistics and Astronomy at GCSE.
Lessons are designed to engage students and foster a passion for the subject. They are encouraged to understand methods and recognise "why do we need to know this" which is an age-old question in Mathematics. Students find through Statistics their understanding of Mathematics is greatly improved and the cross-curricular links with Science and Geography help in the attainment of these subjects also.
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Students who have studied Statistics have found that going on to A-Level whether it be in Mathematics or Statistics they are further ahead than their counterparts who have not studied it at GCSE and it has allowed them to feel very confident about more of the basic skills they are expected to know. Students have also been persuaded to do A-level Maths or Statistics who had felt they were previously not able to due to the confidence they have gained in this subject.
There are so many jobs that use Statistics but if students wnated to specialise in Statistics the career choices would be:
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Key Stage 3 content (Year 7-9)
Statistics (as a separate subject) is not currently available for KS3 pupils.
Key Stage 4 content (Year 10-11)
Exam board: Edexcel
2 exams at the end of Year 11.
Both 1 hour 30 minutes and worth 50% each.
There are 8 units made up of:
- Collection of Data
- Processing and Representing Data
- Summarising Data
- Scatter Diagrams and Correlation
- Time Series
- Index Numbers
- Probability Distributions