The Edexcel large data sets refer to weather data gathered from 5 different airports, between the months of May and October in the years of 1987 and 2015.

A quote from Edexcel's specification states "Assessments will be designed in such a way that questions assume knowledge and understanding of the data set. The expectation is that these questions should be likely to give a material advantage to students who have studied and are familiar with the data set."

They also state exam papers might include questions/tasks that:

● assume familiarity with the terminology and contexts of the data, and do not explain them in a way that gives students who have not studied the data set the same opportunities to access marks as students who have studied them.

● use summary statistics or selected data from, or statistical diagrams based on, the data set – these might be provided in the question or task, or as stimulus materials.

● are based on samples related to the contexts in the data set, where students’ work with the data set will help them understand the background context and/or require students to interpret data in ways that would be too demanding in an unfamiliar context.

Students will not be required to have copies of the data set in the examination, nor will they be required to have detailed knowledge of the actual data within the data set.

The large data set can be found by clicking the links below.

A quote from Edexcel's specification states "Assessments will be designed in such a way that questions assume knowledge and understanding of the data set. The expectation is that these questions should be likely to give a material advantage to students who have studied and are familiar with the data set."

They also state exam papers might include questions/tasks that:

● assume familiarity with the terminology and contexts of the data, and do not explain them in a way that gives students who have not studied the data set the same opportunities to access marks as students who have studied them.

● use summary statistics or selected data from, or statistical diagrams based on, the data set – these might be provided in the question or task, or as stimulus materials.

● are based on samples related to the contexts in the data set, where students’ work with the data set will help them understand the background context and/or require students to interpret data in ways that would be too demanding in an unfamiliar context.

Students will not be required to have copies of the data set in the examination, nor will they be required to have detailed knowledge of the actual data within the data set.

The large data set can be found by clicking the links below.