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Colchester Academy

Statistics

We believe that every child can learn statistics, given the appropriate learning experiences within and beyond the classroom. Our curriculum map reflects our high expectations for every child.

We believe that it is essential for students to develop statistical thinking in and out of the classroom.

We also aim to ensure our pupils gain a love and appreciation for all the statistics around them and will fully enjoy the subject.

 

Key Stage 4

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is designed to build upon skills learnt in mathematics at Key Stage 3. At this stage, students will be following a broad range of topics which will enable them to enter foundation tier or higher tier formal examinations in Year 11. We sequence concepts and methods so that previously learnt ideas can be connected to new learning, supporting students in understanding the coherent and connected nature of the subject, and ensuring they consolidate learning by continually using and applying it in a variety of contexts.

Teachers use retrieval practice and reviews of prior learning to ensure that students embed key concepts in their long-term memory and apply them fluently. Regular low stakes testing, formative assessment and more formal tests are used to identify any gaps in knowledge; interventions are then provided as appropriate.

Curriculum Outline

Year 10 Topics Covered:  
Autumn
  • Types of data
  • Population and sampling
  • Sampling methods
  • Planning & collecting data
  • Qualitative & discrete data
  • Continuous data
  • Tabulation
Spring
  • Measures of central tendency
  • Measures of dispersion
  • Box plots
  • Correlation
Summer
  • Moving averages
  • Probability
  • Index numbers
Year 11 Topics Covered:  
Autumn
  • Binomial distribution
  • Normal distribution
  • Revision of all topics as appropriate
Spring
  • Quality assurance
  • Revision of all topics as appropriate
Summer
  • Revision of all topics as appropriate


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