Students will be expected to develop and demonstrate confidence and competence in the understanding and application of statistical techniques, interpreting data and drawing conclusions in the solution of problems.
Level 3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies Year 12 & 13
Year 12 & 13 Level 3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies Course Modules
Students will be expected to develop and demonstrate confidence and competence in the understanding and application of calculations in the solution of problems relating to personal finance.
Students should become familiar with and gain confidence in ideas concerning the formulation of mathematical models.
Students will be expected to use the data and models they are given and to be mathematically critical of these.
Students should be able to recognise that many things closely follow a Normal Distribution, eg heights of people, size of things produced by machines, errors in measurements, blood pressure, marks on a test etc. In these and similar situations, a graph of the distribution will have a ‘bell’ shaped curve.
Students will take the ideas and concepts from GCSE Statistics and develop them further, in particular studying sampling, point means and confidence intervals.
This module looks in greater depth at Scatter Diagrams, reinforces that correlation does not imply causation, studies the Product Moment correlation coefficient and examines Regression Lines.