Numeracy is a very important part of geography. Numeracy skills can be broken down into cartographic, graphical and numerical and statistical skills. We ensure that students are introduced to these skills in KS3 and we develop them throughout KS4 and KS5. These skills are essential to enable all students to carry out their fieldwork enquiries.
Cartographic skills include; atlas maps, using longitude and latitude, OS maps, grid references, compass directions, measuring distance, cross-sections and transects, physical and human features on an OS map, sketch maps, photographs. field sketches, GIS, choropleth maps
Graphical skills include; bar graphs, line graphs, pie charts, pictograms, proportional symbols, scatter graphs, dispersion graphs, radial and rose graphs, sphere of influence maps , climate graphs
Numerical and Statistical skills include; area, proportion, ratio, magnitude, frequency, mean, median, mode, range, interquartile range, percentage increase/decrease, bivariate data, interpolate and extrapolate trends, Spearman's Rank correlation coefficient