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GCSE
Specification

Statistics
For certification 2011 onwards
(first controlled assessment in 2010)

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This specification will be published annually on our website (http://www.aqa.org.uk). We will notify centres in writing
of any changes to this specification. We will also publish changes on our website. The version of the specification on our
website will always be the most up to date version, although it may…

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Contents

1 Introduction 3
1.1 Why choose AQA? 3
1.2 Why choose Statistics? 3
1.3 How do I start using this specification? 4
1.4 How can I find out more? 4

2 Specification at a Glance 5

3 Subject Content…

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7 Moderation 31
7.1 Moderation procedures 31
7.2 Consortium arrangements 31
7.3 Post-moderation procedures 31

Appendices 32
A Grade Descriptions 32
B piritual, Moral, Ethical, Social, Legislative, Sustainable
S
Development, Economic and Cultural Issues, and
Health and Safety Considerations 33…

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1 Introduction


1.1 Why choose AQA?
AQA is the UK's favourite exam board and more AQA provides a comprehensive range of support 1
students receive their academic qualifications from services for teachers:
AQA than from any other board. But why…

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1.3 How do I start using this specification?
1 Already using the existing AQA Statistics Not using the AQA specification
specification? currently?
· Register to receive further information, such as · Almost all centres in England and Wales use
mark…

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2 Specification at a Glance




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Unit 1: Statistics Written
Paper
Foundation Tier 43101F
Unit 2: Statistics in Practice
1 hour 30 mins ­ 80 marks ­
75% ­ Grades C­G 43102
Statistics Untiered
Higher Tier 43101H
(Full Course) 2…

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3 Subject Content


3.1 Unit 1: Statistics written paper
his specification comprises
T Throughout a course of study based on this
the following areas of subject specification, candidates will be expected to interpret
content: their results and to comment constructively…

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Foundation tier (F) Higher tier (H) Notes

3.1.1 Planning a strategy

Hypotheses

Specifying a hypothesis to be tested.

Planning an Investigation

Determining the data needed to address Justifying the choice of method by comparing Appreciation of the constraints e.g.
hypotheses and selecting an appropriate it with possible alternatives. time/cost/convenience.
method…

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3.1.2 Data Collection

Types of Data

Raw data. Implications of grouping for loss of accuracy in Primary data: obtaining data from a survey or
presentation and calculation. investigation or experiment and by means of
Primary and secondary data sources.
questionnaires.
Qualitative and quantitative variables.
Secondary data: use of published…

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