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Year 11 Statistics

Course Outline


Class 6

Autumn 1

1:1The Collection of Data

1(a) Planning

1(b) Types of Data

1(c) Population and Sampling

2(h) Estimation

1(d) Collecting Data

Autumn 2

1:2 Processing, Representing and Analysing Data

2(a) Tabulation and Diagrams

2(a) Representing Data

Spring 1

1:2. Processing, Representing and Analysing Data

2(b) Measures of Central Tendency

2(c) Measures of Dispersion

2(e) Scatter Diagrams and Correlation

2(f) Time Series  

Spring 2

1:3. Probability

3. Experimental and Theoretical Probability

Summer 1

1:3. Probability

Probability Distributions

     2. Processing, Representing and Analysing Data

(d) Further Summary Statistics

2(c) Standardised Scores

2(g) Quality Assurance

Summer 2


Examination Papers

How the course is assessed

Foundation Tier: Grades 1 - 5 ( If grade 1 is not achieved then U is awarded and certificate is not is not given)

Higher Tier: Grades 4 -9 ( Students who narrowly miss grade 4 are awarded grade 3. Below this is recorded as U.)

For both Foundation and Higher tiers
Paper 1
Paper 2
What is assessed?

All specification content

How is it assessed?
  • Written exams: 1 hour 45 minutes each
  • Tiered Higher and Foundation
  • 80 marks each
  • 50% of GCSE each
Type of question?

Multiple choice, short answer and a Statistical Enquiry Cycle (SEC) question


No coursework

Qualification: Linear or modular?

This qualification is linear, i.e. students will sit their exams at the end of the course.

Aim: To allow students to demonstrate:
  • Recall information
  • Draw together information from different areas of the syllabus
  • Apply their knowledge and understanding in practical/ real world data and theoretical contexts, e.g. populations, climate, sales, sciences, business and economics etc.
  • Identify trends through carrying out appropriate calculations and statistical diagrams
  • Critical evaluation of data, calculations and diagrams
  • Understand how technology has played a role in collection, visualisation and analysis of large quantities of data,
  • Apply appropriate mathematical and statistical formulae
How parents/carers can help and links to on-line resources

Preparation and repetition is the key to success. Please encourage your child to use the following resources to help thoroughly prepare for the examinations: