‘Everybody Counts’

Maths is the gateway to understanding and making sense of the world we live in. So much of everyday life relies on being confident with number and being able to think and plan in an organised, structured way. The Maths Department at Thirsk aim to support all students, to enable them to achieve their full potential mathematically, to support their future goals whether that is to achieve a pass at GCSE or read Mathematics at Oxford.

Maths is how

we describe our world

when words are not enough.

Everyone deserves

to speak maths

and to play maths,

to enjoy its beauty

and its power.

-Geoff White


The National Curriculum in Mathematics follows these broad themes

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

At Thirsk we follow a spiral curriculum model where we revisit themes to reinforce and develop knowledge and understanding with the ambition to support the learning of each student as an individual.

We are a team of maths specialists who are passionate about our subject and aim to inspire an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity in our students.