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Students develop an understanding of the application of chance in everyday situations and an appreciation of the difference between theoretical and experimental probabilities.


Early Stage One


Not covered in Early Stage One

Stage One


NS1.5: Recognises and describes the element of chance in everyday events.

Key ideas:
  • Recognise the element of chance in familiar daily activities
  • Use familiar language to describe the element of chance

Stage Two


NS2.5: Describes and compares chance events in social and experimental contexts.

Key ideas:
  • Explore all possible outcomes in a simple chance situation
  • Conduct simple chance experiments
  • Collect data and compare likelihood of events in different contexts

Stage Three


NS3.5: Orders the likelihood of simple events on a number line from 0-1.

Key ideas:
  • Assign numerical values to the likelihood of simple events occurring
  • Order the likelihood of simple events on a number line from 0 to 1