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Mathematics Statistics GCSE at Comberton Village College & Sixth Form

Course description

Statistics is essentially a practical subject, the main purpose of which is to obtain and process data with a view to extracting numerical information and making inferences that may extend beyond the data. Competence in statistical analysis is an increasingly sought-after skill and this course will provide an excellent basis for the development of that skill. Who is it for? This course is expected to be offered to Year 10 set 2, who will complete the course during Year 10 before studying GCSE Maths in Year 11. Coverage of the syllabus takes place during normal Mathematics lesson times. It is seen as an ideal way of stretching the more able pupils and giving them the opportunity to sit another GCSE. It may prove possible, dependent upon the new GCSE Specifications, for students to sit one of their GCSE Mathematics modules during Year 10. Approximately 50% of the content of the GCSE Statistics course is also in the GCSE Mathematics syllabus. Syllabus The specification is AQA Statistics (3311) Examinations All pupils will be entered for the Higher Tier, for which the available grades are A* to D. There is one written paper of 2½ hours duration; this counts for 75% of the marks. Coursework There is one extended task which involves collecting data, analysing it and drawing conclusions. It counts for 25% of the final assessment. Homework Homework is set each week and arises from class work / practical work. The work set may be in addition to homework set for the mathematics GCSE.

Entry requirements

Please note that the decisions regarding which students sit this extension course take place after the Year 9 tests and it is not possible to guarantee that a student currently in a particular set will take this extension course. Option choices should not

Further information

Contact Enquiries for further information. Delivery: Usually as part of a full-time programme SEN target: Gifted and Talented

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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