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    Is anyone here doing GCSE Statistics because I am as an extra gcse for some reason. I finished the rest of my exams now and just have this exam remaining which is 9 days away... So I have plenty of time to revise for it.

    Anyway, I've only had 9 lessons of stats which I only went to 3 as they were at lunch times at school when I had better things to do

    Anyway, what are your oppinions on statistics, will a good grade look good and is it a subject thats defaintely worth doing etc...

    Just intrested in a bit of feedback, thanks. xx
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    one of the easiest exams you'll ever have.
    just know what the sampling methods are and know how to do standard deviation etc
    little bit of revision, easy A*
    might as well to bolster youre GCSE's
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    yeah, its all the easy aspects of maths then a few additions like standard deviation which I dont find hard, the compartive pie charts etc which is all easy so it shouldn't be too bad.

    Even though I've only been to 3 out of the 9 lessons where I did standard deviation, i'll be fine looking through the books and trying some of the past papers I was given, I was given papers from the teacher of the last 5 years of ocr papers, how boring would they be to do? - But its good revision
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    i want a gd grade in it, but i'm also doing it as an extra so we haven't really gone through it much in class, so looking through the past paper makes me feel like it is goning to be hard when its actually quite easy to understand
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    i do aqa stats, we only had a few lessons on it but finding it quite easy. I got a b in the mocks and we hadnt covered half of the paper, so it should be good. Done no revision on it, left it for this last week.
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    I am doing gcse statistics. it's my favourite lesson. I am in yr 10 doing the exam next year.
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    u don't need to revision for statistics
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    I did GCSE Stats in year 10. I found the coursework quite a bit of effort but ended up with a B which I was quite pleased with

    I think it is worth it and the exams not too bad
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    Oh yeah I did that, AQA GCSE statistics, got an A. We did it all in two terms. Those lessons were jokes! (As in a good laugh, not bad or anything)...
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    I'm doing AQA Stats next Fri.

    ...I personally always found stats the worst parts of maths.
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    (Original post by C4>O7)
    I'm doing AQA Stats next Fri.

    ...I personally always found stats the worst parts of maths.
    I quite enjoyed Stats at GCSE but don't like it as much at AS. Its not the fact that it is harder, although I do think I screwed up the exam, but I just find pure maths much more interesting.
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    If you are planning to carry on with Maths to A level, then yes Stats GCSE is definetly worthwhile. I took my general maths gcse in year 10, and my stats in yr 11, so while in my as year i was struggling to remember most of the basic pure maths ( i have a baaaaad memory!) I was well ahead with the stats modules....and was finding them stupidly easy!!!

    I did it with OCR and only got a B. But thats bcos I put absolutely no effort into it at all. I would recommend you do revise for it...gives you much higher chance of good grade. I went to every lesson of stats, btu we never did anything...the most eventful lesson was where we lay on the tables eating smarties....hmm i loved stats lessons!
    Good luck with it anyway!!!
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    I'm doing AQA GCSE Stats as only 2 people including me are doing it at my school we never actually got taught anything, just got a textbook and an hour after school each week where I didn't actually do anything :rolleyes: Gotta do some revision though
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    ooh, i did that as an extra GCSE too..quite useful as my school only let you do 9 otherwise.. :rolleyes:

    quite liked the exam because it was more wordy than maths..more room for written explaination etc. than just numbers. i'd recommend you check definitions for all the key syllabus things, types of correlation, variance etc. & what they're useful for.. then be careful with the long calculations cos it's easy to make small mistakes on those..set your workings out clearly.

    & any idea how you did on the cwk? because i'm not really a natural mathematician, but worked hard on my cwk & got an A*, whereas some of the (male!) students in my class didn't really bother much with the cwk & got As, which i think was limited by the cwk weighting.

    oh & i did find it quite useful, esp. because i didn't do any maths beyond GCSE level but have since had stats workshops etc. at uni with some people who did the whole S1,2,3,4 thing..!

    good luck! was my last GCSE too i think..
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    I got an A in the stats coursework, cus i'm male
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    (Original post by siliviax)
    I got an A in the stats coursework, cus i'm male
    you can probably easily get an A* overall then..

    the men i'm thinking of got As overall..despite being far more mathematical-genius-types than i.. so i think their half completed cwk was more like C grade, which made an overall A* nigh on impossible..if that makes sense?
 
 
 
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