Musical Spearman’s Rank

Thought I’d blog about the lesson I use to teach Spearman’s Rank after a bit of interest on Twitter.  I’m about to use this lesson with top set Y11 who are studying for GCSE Higher Statistics.  The basis of the lesson is to see how well pupil’s musical taste is correlated with the Great British Public’s taste and this is how it goes…

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AQA Unit 1 Foundation

My Year 10’s are preparing to sit AQA Unit 1 in November.  They have previously sat Unit 2 and currently about half are on a grade C and half on a grade D.  They have mastered the basics of the content but are struggling with the more functional aspects and questions which ask them to explain or interpret.  They are at the “read and panic” stage so I wanted to devise an activity where they could work with their peers and increase their confidence whilst learning from others.

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