Booster C 1.1 - Collecting Data

Learning Objective:

  • we are learning to:
    • criticise and improve questionnaire questions
    • design questionnaire questions to gather data
    • criticise sampling strategies

Worked Solutions to Booster C Ex 1.1:


  • This topic is useful because these are common D & C grade GCSE exam questions
  • In a typical year these skills are worth about ### out of 200 of the available marks at GCSE higher tier
  • This skill leads to Booster C 1.2 - Interpreting Data

  • After your GCSE you might expect to use this to gather data in business, sciences and social sciences at AS/A-level
  • This topic could help you if you want to work in education, healthcare, business, research, marketing and many other fields.


  • Before you start it would help to know how to show inequalities with <, >, ≥ and ≤
  • You will have a deeper understanding if you also have a good level of literacy


  • The best method(s) for questions such as these is...
  • Watch out for...
  • In the exam you can check your answer by...


  • Here are some examples of people getting questions on this topic right:
  • Here are some examples of people getting questions on this topic wrong in typical ways:


  • Some more mixed examples:


  • One of the most effective ways to revise is to teach someone else.
  • How would you explain this topic to a friend?
  • Make a revision card or poster showing the key points and illustrate it with examples.
  • Write a 'fake exam question' to assess this topic and write a mark scheme to mark it. Test your question out on another learner. Can you make your question and mark scheme so realistic that you can fool your maths teacher?


  • Check you've mastered this skill by trying these adapted GCSE past-paper questions:


  • Next try learning...

last edited: Apr 10, 2013 5:17 am