title: Curriculum
 
Links to the UK National Curriculum

The web site aims to help students to understan the concept of risk and assist them in gaining the skills needed to make informed decisions about their actions and lifestyles.

The site is split into four sections. Hazards, probability and risk deal with the "theoretical" aspects of risk and give examples of its assessment. The examples show how decisions based on risk assessments influences everyday life and also allows students to vote on issues such as the use of plasticisers in medical devices and the disposal of the Brent Spar oil storage buoy.

In dealing with these issues, the website covers materials that are useful in a wide range of subject contexts. Only explicit links to the English National Curriculum are shown below.

Key stage 3

Science
Breadth of Study 2b

Health and safety: recognise that there are hazards in living things, materials and physical processes, and assess risks and take action to reduce risks to themselves and others.

Maths
Processing and representing data
Ma4 - 4

c - understand and use the probability scale
d - understand and use estimates or measures of probability from theoretical models, including equally likely outcomes, or from relative frequency
e - list all outcomes for single events, and for two successive events, in a systematic way
f - identify different mutually exclusive outcomes and know that the sum of the probabilities of all these outcomes is 1.

Maths
Interpreting and discussing results
Ma4 - 5

h - use the vocabulary of probability in interpreting results involving uncertainty and prediction
i - compare experimental data and theoretical probabilities
j - understand that if they repeat an experiment, they may - and usually will - get different outcomes, and that increasing sample size generally leads to better estimates of probability and population characteristics.

PSHE
Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

f - to recognise and manage risk and make safer choices about healthy lifestyles, different environments and travel

 

Key stage 4

 

Science
Breadth of Study 2b

Health and safety: recognise that there are hazards in living things, materials and physical processes, and assess risks and take action to reduce risks to themselves and others.

Maths
Processing and representing data
Ma4 - 4

b - understand and use estimates or measures of probability from theoretical models, or from relative frequency
c - list all outcomes for single events, and for two successive events, in a systematic way
d - identify different mutually exclusive outcomes and know that the sum of the probabilities of all these outcomes is 1
f - calculate an appropriate moving average
g - know when to add or multiply two probabilities: if A and B are mutually exclusive, then the probability of A or B occurring is P(A) + P(B), whereas if A and B are independent events, the probability of A and B occurring is P(A) P(B)
h - use tree diagrams to represent outcomes of compound events, recognising when events are indepent.

Maths
Interpreting and discussing results
Ma4 - 5
g - use the vocabulary of probability to interpret results involving uncertainty and prediction [for example, 'there is some evidence from this sample that ...']
h - compare experimental data and theoretical probabilities
i - understand that if they repeat an experiment, they may - and usually will - get different outcomes, and that increasing sample size generally leads to better estimates of probability and population parameters.