Why should I study statistics?

Statistics is about making decisions when there is uncertainty, using statistics to understand large amounts of data, and communicating the findings. Perhaps one of the most versatile areas of maths, it gives students the skills to collect, analyse, interpret, and present data using the statistical enquiry cycle.

GCSE Statistics initially builds on many of the skills studied in Key Stage 3 and GCSE maths, but takes these mathematical ideas much further and seeks to develop an undstanding of their use. Many new skills and statistical methods and concepts are introduced and applied to real world situations, including the communication of statistical findings.

What will I study?

  • The collection of data
  • Processing, representing and analysing data
  • Probability

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What are the aims and objectives of the qualification?

The course involves four units, assessed via two exams.

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to develop statistical fluency and understanding through:

  • The use of statistical techniques in a variety of authentic investigations, using real-world data in contexts such as, but not limited to, populations, climate, sales etc.
  • Identifying trends through carrying out appropriate calculations and data visualisation techniques
  • The application of statistical techniques across the curriculum, in subjects such as the sciences, social sciences, computing, geography, business and economics, and outside the classroom in the world in general
  • Critically evaluating data, calculations and evaluations that would be commonly encountered in their studies and in everyday life
  • Understanding how technology has enabled the collection, visualisation and analysis of large quantities of data to inform decision-making processes in public, commercial and academic sectors, including how technology can be used to generate diagrams and visualisations to represent data
  • Understand ways that data can be organised, processed and presented, including statistical measures to compare data, understanding the advantages of using technology to automate processing
  • Applying appropriate mathematical and statistical formulae, and building on prior knowledge.

How will I be assessed?

The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Statistics consists of two externally-examined papers.

Paper 1

  • Exam duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Worth 50% of final mark

Paper 2

  • Exam duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Worth 50% of final mark

What are the next steps?

Should you wish to choose citizenship, you will need to add it as the main choice in the Option 4 box. If you have any further questions about this course, please contact our Head of Maths and Computing, Mr Hughes, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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