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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 be different from printed versions.
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GCSE Statistics for teaching from September 2009 onwards (version 1.3)
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 6
3.1 Unit 1: Statistics written paper (43101) 6
3.2 Unit 2: Statistics in practice: controlled assessment (43102)18
4 Scheme of Assessment 23
4.1 Aims and learning outcomes 23
4.2 Assessment Objectives 23
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GCSE Statistics for teaching from September 2009 onwards (version 1.3)
7 Moderation 31
7.1 Moderation procedures 31
7.2 Consortium arrangements 31
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GCSE Statistics for teaching from September 2009 onwards (version 1.3)
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:
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GCSE Statistics for teaching from September 2009 onwards (version 1.3)
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 schemes, past question papers, details of AQA or have used AQA in the past and are
teacher support meetings, etc, at approved AQA centres. A small minority is not.
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GCSE Statistics for teaching from September 2009 onwards (version 1.3)
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 and
critically on the suitability, appropriateness and
Planning a strategy Hypothesis
limitations of the techniques used. Candidates should
Planning an investigation consider and check their results in context, and
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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 for obtaining the data.
Specifying a research question to be
investigated and breaking it down into
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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 statistics and
Categorical data.
databases.
Discrete and continuous data.
Grouped and ungrouped data.
Bivariate data.
Classification of data; class limits and intervals. Implications of grouping for loss of accuracy in
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