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Thirsk School

& Sixth Form College

    KS4

    In KS4 maths we study the following :

    • number and algebra, this includes factorising into one bracket and solving simultaneous equations (higher only)
    • shape and space, pythagoras, and vectors (higher only)
    • handling data                 
    • relative frequency
    • probability using tree diagrams (higher only)

    Assessment :

    Year 10

    • three separate assessments across the year
    • one assessment on number, data and probability
    • assessment on number and algebra (non-calculator)
    • final assessment on all topic areas (non-calculator)

    Year 11

    • exams cover all topic areas and consist of two exams  one non-calculator and one calculator
    • internal mock exam
    • final GCSE AQA Mathematics exam

    Learning beyond the classroom :

    • completing and marking own revision tasks before assessments
    • attending the study support group at lunch time in D19
    • using www. mymaths.co.uk
    • purchasing and using the Maths Department revision pack in Year 11

    Teachers of KS4 maths :

    Mrs L Brewer - Head of Maths

    Mrs S Crowle - Second in Maths

    Mrs J Hudson - Head of Year 7

    Mrs S Plumbridge

    Mr P Blenkey

    Mrs C Baxter

    Mrs L Vale - Teacher of Maths and Higher Level Teaching Assistant