GCSE Statistics incorporates numerous examples of real-life data and contexts, building skills that are transferable other subjects. The statistical enquiry cycle will allow pupils to interpret and apply statistical techniques to several scenarios. While studying statistics pupils will learn to:
- Effectively conduct research: Without the use of statistics, it would be very difficult to make decisions based on the data collected from a research project.
- Read journals: Technical journals contain statistics within their results section. An understanding of basic statistics will provide students with the fundamental skills necessary to read and evaluate these results sections.
- Develop critical and analytic thinking skills.
- Be an informed consumer: Statistics can be misleading, reporting erroneous statistical conclusions. Pupils will learn statistical concepts to ensure they are able to evaluate information they have been given accurately.
Our aim is that all pupils studying statistics:
- Use mathematical skills and knowledge to solve problems.
- Use logic and reason to solve problems.
- Break down problems into small steps to solve them.
- Use the skills learnt to solve real life problems.