Dylan – for working hard when attending school this week. Well done
Olivia – for having a fantastic week in the Academy this week. Well done
Jack – well done for following the lockdown rules and also supporting mum at home.
Olivia – for a fantastic week in the Academy. Well done
Shane – For working hard to produce some great artwork. Well done.
Millie – for completing all of her work packs and adhering to the government guidelines and staying at home. Well done.
Conrad – for starting his work and working his best without his overlay, as well as putting effort into his work. Week done.
Tyler – for completing every bit of work given to him and really trying hard. Well done.
Lillie – For completing all the work set and returning it for marking. Well done
Max – For completing and returning all the work set by staff. Well done.
Charlotte – For working really hard. Well done.
Dylan – For working really hard. Well done
Chrissy – For good behaviour in the Academy this week and for great effort.
Dom – for brilliant work on percentages this week, for not giving up until you mastered them. Well done

GSCE Statistics (Edexcel) at Rise Academy

Core Study

GCSE Statistics is a course that runs for one year (1 hour a week), and compliments the GCSE Mathematics course but gives the students an extra qualification.

At the end of the course students sit an external examination paper of 1.5 hours (75%). During the course the students will also undertake a controlled assessment (25%).

Course Content

The GCSE in statistics requires the students to develop knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Planning and data collection
  • Processing, representing and analysing data
  • Reasoning, interpreting and discussing results
  • Probability

Controlled Assessment

Students are required to produce one piece of extended work that demonstrates an ability to handle and compare data.

The idea behind the project is for statistics to be taught and used in real life situations with real data and in particular to assess the collection and interpretation of data, which an examination could never do.

The controlled assessment consists of planning and carrying out a statistical investigation about one of the following 3 themes:

  1. Weight
  2. Music
  3. Employment

Students have 12 one hour lessons to carry out their investigations, after which they need to produce their findings.