GCSE Maths (9-1) F: Statistics

GCSE (9-1) Foundation Mathematics is broken down into six main areas:

  • Number (NF)
  • Algebra (AF)
  • Ratio, proportions, rates of change (RF)
  • Geometry and Measures (GF)
  • Statistics (SF)
  • Probability(PF)

Statistics: F

1. Infer properties of populations or distributions from a sample, whilst knowing the limitations of sampling

2. Interpret and construct:

  • tables, charts and diagrams, including frequency tables
  • bar charts, pie charts and pictograms for categorical data
  • vertical line charts for ungrouped discrete numerical data,
  • tables and line graphs for time series data and know their appropriate use

4. Interpret, analyse and compare the distributions of data sets from univariate empirical distributions through:

  • appropriate graphical representation involving discrete, continuous and grouped data
  • appropriate measures of central tendency (median, mean, mode and modal class) and spread (range, including consideration of outliers)

5. Apply statistics to describe a population

6. Scatter graphs

  • use and interpret scatter graphs for two variables
  • recognise correlation (positive, negative, no) and know that it does not indicate causation
  • draw estimated lines of best fit; make predictions
  • interpolate and extrapolate apparent trends whilst knowing the dangers of so doing