# 3.8 Component 8: statistics

This content aims to develop the student's understanding and interpretation of simple statistical diagrams.

Students will learn how to conduct simple surveys and then analyse and communicate their results. They will also learn to sort information according to set criteria.

## Procedures for making and recording assessments

Class work assessed by the teacher in response to the outcomes in the table, or assessed by an externally set assignment.

## Outcomes to be accredited

In successfully completing this component, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

### Entry 1

Outcomes

Notes/examples

GCSE reference

1.1 Sort and classify objects using a single criterion

1.2 Interpret and draw conclusions from a list or group of objects

How many blue cars were there?

Which colour was most popular?

1.3 Construct and interpret simple line graphs

Including block graphs

S2

### Entry 2

Outcomes

Notes/examples

GCSE reference

2.1 Sort and classify objects using more than one criterion

2.2 Collect information by survey

Ask 10 classmates what their favourite food is

In external assessment the student will select the correct question to ask in a survey from a given list

2.3 Record results in lists, tally charts and tables

S2

2.4 Construct and interpret pictograms where one picture represents one item

S2

2.5 Interpret simple tables, diagrams, lists and graphs

Given a daily temperature graph for July, find the highest temperature that month

S2

### Entry 3

Outcomes

Notes/examples

GCSE reference

3.1 Construct and interpret bar charts with the vertical axis scaled in ones or twos

S2

3.2 Construct and interpret pictograms where one picture represents more than one item

S2

3.3 Extract numerical information from lists, tables, diagrams and charts

Including timetables, holiday brochures, sports results etc

S2

3.4 Complete a frequency table given the original list of results

S2

3.5 Complete a tally chart and the resulting frequency table

S2

3.6 Compare two or more diagrams

Given bar charts for attendances at two youth clubs for a week,

Which youth club had more people on Monday?

S2

3.7 Solve one-step and two-step problems based on statistical information

Given daily temperature graphs for July and August, find how much higher the highest temperature was in July than in August

S2