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Unit 41 – Sex Ed Stats

Difficulty: Medium/Hard

Time: 3 minutes

The passage below has been adapted from an article published on guardian.co.uk, written by Rachel Williams. 

 

A survey carried out as part of the 2001 census in the UK showed that fewer than half of teenage mothers were going to school when they got pregnant. About a quarter of boys and a third of girls who left school at 16 with no qualifications did not use contraception when they first had sex, compared to only 6% of boys and 8% girls who stayed on till 17 or over and got qualifications.

A 2008 study of 38 mostly poor, developing countries found that 15- to 17-year-old girls who were enrolled in school were less likely to have had sex than girls who weren’t in education. Nearly 13 million adolescent girls give birth each year in developing countries; a girl growing up in Chad is more likely to die in childbirth than she is to attend secondary school, according to the IPPF. But if a girl in the developing world receives seven or more years of education, on average she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children.
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Unit 21 – Imports & Exports Data Interpretation

Difficulty: Medium/Hard
Time: 4 minutes 30 seconds

 

Two companies, A and B, import raw materials and manufacture them into products. These products are then immediately exported to a wholesale distribution company. Below is a graph of the ratio of the value (measured in money) of Exports to Imports.

Graph of Companies A & B, ratio of exports to imports
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Unit 1.8 – Marketing Budgets in 2011

Difficulty: Medium/Hard

Time: 3 minutes

 

During the final quarter of 2010 a number of business owners were surveyed and asked one question: whether or not they anticipated increasing or decreasing their marketing budgets in 2011 for each of a (below) list of marketing activities.

 

A graph produced by MarketingSherpa indicating projected spending on various marketing tactics by businesses

 
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