• Interpret tables, graphs and diagrams for continuous data, and draw inferences that relate to the problem being discussed; relate summarised data to the questions being explored.


  • Interpret graphs and diagrams and draw inferences to support or cast doubt on initial conjectures; have a basic understanding of correlation.
  • Compare two or more distributions and make inferences, using the shape of the distributions, the range of data and appropriate statistics.
  • Communicate interpretations and results of a statistical enquiry using selected tables, graphs and diagrams in support, using ICT as appropriate.
  • Solve substantial problems by breaking them into simpler tasks, using a range of efficient techniques, methods and resources, including ICT.


  • Analyse data to find patterns and exceptions, look for cause and effect and try to explain anomalies.
  • Examine critically the results of a statistical enquiry, and justify choice of statistical representation in written presentations, recognising the limitations of any assumptions and their effect on conclusions drawn.

Key Vocabulary:

  • data: (raw data, representative, bias, census, sample, primary / secondary source, data log, two-way table, discrete, continuous);
  • statistics: (estimate of mean / median, cumulative frequency, distribution, stem-and leaf diagram);
  • data display: (line of best fit, cumulative frequency graph, scatter graph).

Suggested Lesson Outcomes:



Teaching & Learning Resources:

DH Cycle Resources
Interpreting Graphs Resources
Data Planning Resources
Graphs Resources
Bar Charts Resources
Frequency Diagram Resources
Pie Charts Resources
Averages Resources
Scatter Graph Resources