One strand of the How Science Works skills in the Year 9 SOW

Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 GCSE
Put data into a table. Draw a bar chart with whole numbers on squared paper. Fill out a blank table you have been given or copied. Draw a bar chart with some help. Draw a table and calculate mean values. Draw a bar chart independently or scatter graph with help. Draw your own table with the headings and units. Draw a simple scatter graph with a line of best fit. Use a consistent number of decimal places in your work. Select appropriate graphs, and scales, plotting complex data accurately.
Fill out a table accurately Add headings and data to a blank table you have been provided with Draw your own table and record results Complete a table independently with correct headings and consistent use of units Complete a table with consistent use of units, and decimal points
Add results to a bar graph that has been started for you Draw a bar graph if axes have been provided Calculate a mean Ignore anomalies when calculating mean values Calculate a mean, excluding anomalies to appropriate numbers of decimal places
Draw a simple bar chart for whole numbers on square paper. Draw a bar chart without support Choose the appropriate graph for the data and select the correct line of best fit. Select a suitable graph, scale and line of best fit. Axes are labelled and units are given
Draw a scatter graph when provided with axes or scales. Accurately plot data where the independent variable has a regular interval Accurately plot data where the independent variable has irregular intervals or is given to many decimal places.

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