Graduate Destinations

Use data from the ‘What do graduates do?’ survey (http://www.hecsu.ac.uk/assets/assets/documents/WDGD_Sept_2013.pdf) to complete a two-way table and draw conclusions.

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Overview of task

Use data from the ‘What do graduates do?’ survey (http://www.hecsu.ac.uk/assets/assets/documents/WDGD_Sept_2013.pdf) to complete a two-way table and draw conclusions. For example…

  • Which subjects had a higher employment rate?
  • Which subjects allowed for a greater amount of employment overseas?
  • Which are the subjects where it seemed harder to find full-time employment in the UK or overseas?

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Strand(s)

Number and Measures

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Prior knowledge

Use of percentages to determine raw figures, data interpretation.

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Relevance to Core Maths qualifications

•AQA

•C&G

•Eduqas

•Pearson/ Edexcel

•OCR

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Suggested approaches

Small group work and discussion.

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Resources/documentation

Extract from the 2013 survey report (see document with relevant pages: 16-20, 24, 31, 36, 40, 41, 47, 48). Two way-table for completion using the data.

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Relevant digital technologies

A calculator – to determine the figures to be used in the two-way table. Use of a spreadsheet for the two-way table and associated calculations.

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Possible extensions

Students could devise their own questions and determine answers, plus using the latest information to see if there have been any changes over time.

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Acknowledgement

Developed by Nicola Letts from the Duston School.