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The aim of my investigation is to investigate the factors IQ and KeyStage 2 Results for girls and boys of a fictitious secondary school. I am then going to see how the results differ between the sexes.

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  • Submitted: 11/10/2003
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GCSE IQ Correlation

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INTRODUCTION

The aim of my investigation is to investigate the factors IQ and KeyStage 2 Results for girls and boys of a fictitious secondary school. I am then going to see how the results differ between the sexes.

I am going to investigate the following statements, "Boys will have a higher modal and median IQ scores than girls", "Boys are smarter than girls but girls will achieve higher grades because they work harder," and "KeyStage 2 Results are comparative to IQ."

I will start by collecting the relevant information from www.edexcel.org.uk I know this information is reliable because the website was suggested to us by Mrs Allen and she is a reliable source. The next step is to collect a sample size. I have chosen to use stratified sampling and to take a percentage of 10% of both girls and boys from each year. So for example, if there are 200 pupils in year nine, 90 girls and 110 boys, I will randomly select 9 girls and 11 boys from year nine.

METHOD

I will ensure it is a fair sample by selecting the data using the random function on

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