Mathematics
Our Maths faculty have an inspiring vision which drives all they do: ‘Teaching students Mathematics skills for life’.
They are a large and highly skilled faculty of staff who genuinely love maths, and who convey their love of the subject to all the students they teach. Comprising twelve staff with many years’ experience, the maths team focuses relentlessly on enabling students to understand the kind of maths which they will use for the rest of their lives, and ensuring that students’ confidence with numeracy is at the forefront of every lesson. All students study maths at both KS3 and KS4, along with a significant number choosing to carry on with the subject at post16. The faculty are also actively involved in our Year 6 Transition Week, meaning that students’ primary school maths skills never dip.
In their maths lessons, students are encouraged to solve problems for themselves, and to become learners who can draw on all their knowledge of numbers and mathematical processes to understand why they get the answers they do. They focus on applying maths to real life scenarios across a wide range of topics, and are always stretched to increase their knowledge by being given challenging next steps.
The faculty prides itself on being organised, dedicated and hardworking, and teaching lessons which make students think at all times. Consequently, the results achieved by the Maths faculty are extremely impressive, and mean that students leave Ridgewood equipped with the mathematical skills and knowledge they require for the next step in their education or career. As well as success in examinations, the faculty consider it essential that students enjoy maths beyond the classroom and annually enter students for the UK Maths Challenge, aiming to win a bronze, silver or gold certificate for their mathematical skills.
Year 7
Week 
Unit 
Topic 
Extra Detail 
1 
EXAM 
Y7 Mock 1 

2 
DIRT 
Review Week 

3 
1 
Place value, decimals and using scales. 

4 
1 
Place value, decimals and using scales. 

5 
2 
Factors, multiples and primes. HCF and LCM 

6 
2 
Factors, multiples and primes. HCF and LCM 

7 
3 
Order of operations. 

8 
3 
Order of operations. 
Complete Topic Test based on Weeks 38 
9 
4 
Four operations with integers and decimals. 

10 
4 
Four operations with integers and decimals. 

11 
5 
Understanding fractions 

12 
5 
Understanding fractions 

13 
REVISION 
REVISION 

14 
EXAM 
Y7 Mock 2 

15 
DIRT 
Review Week 

16 
6 
Four operations with fractions. 

17 
6 
Four operations with fractions. 

18 
7 
Comparing and ordering fractions, decimals and integers including correct use of ≥, >, ≤, < and ≠ 

19 
8 
Simplify and manipulate algebra, solving equations, inequalities. 

20 
8 
Simplify and manipulate algebra, solving equations, inequalities. 

21 
8 
Simplify and manipulate algebra, solving equations, inequalities. 
Complete Topic Test based on Weeks 921 
22 
8 
Simplify and manipulate algebra, solving equations, inequalities. 

23 
9 
Construct and interpret tables, charts and diagrams, including frequency tables, bar charts, pie charts, and pictograms for categorical data, and bar charts for numerical data. Calculate mean, median, mode and range for ungrouped data. 

24 
9 
Construct and interpret tables, charts and diagrams, including frequency tables, bar charts, pie charts, and pictograms for categorical data, and bar charts for numerical data. Calculate mean, median, mode and range for ungrouped data. 

25 
10 
Calculate and solve problems involving perimeters of 2D shapes, including circles. Use a calculator accurately and explore the answers correctly. 

26 
REVISION 
REVISION 

27 
EXAM 
Y7 Mock 3 

28 
DIRT 
Review Week 

29 
10 
Calculate and solve problems involving perimeters of 2D shapes, including circles. Use a calculator accurately and explore the answers correctly. 

30 
11 
Derive and apply formulae to calculate and solve problems involving perimeter and area of triangles, parallelograms and trapezia. 

31 
11 
Derive and apply formulae to calculate and solve problems involving perimeter and area of triangles, parallelograms and trapezia. 

32 
12 
Generate terms in a sequence using term to term or given nth term rules (both). 
Complete Topic Test based on Weeks 2232 
33 
13 
Derive and illustrate properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, circles and other plane figures using appropriate language, symbols and technologies. 

34 
14 
Derive and use the sum of angles in a triangle and use it to deduce the angle sum in any polygon, and to derive properties of regular polygons. 

35 
14 
Derive and use the sum of angles in a triangle and use it to deduce the angle sum in any polygon, and to derive properties of regular polygons. 

36 
15 
Understand and use the relationship between parallel lines and alternate and corresponding angles. 

37 
15 
Understand and use the relationship between parallel lines and alternate and corresponding angles. 

38 
16 
Coordinates in all 4 quadrants. Identify properties of, and describe the results of, translations, rotations and reflections applied to given figures. 

39 
16 
Coordinates in all 4 quadrants. Identify properties of, and describe the results of, translations, rotations and reflections applied to given figures. 
Complete Topic Test based on Weeks 3339 
Assessment schedule
End of topic assessments
Useful websites
 www.mrbartonmaths.com/gcsetakeaway
 www.corbettmaths.com
 www.mrcartermaths.com (Username and password available from your child’s maths teacher)
To further support your child in Maths, you can remind him/her of the importance of having the correct equipment: pen, pencil, 30cm ruler, protractor, compass and a scientific calculator if possible. It would also be beneficial to students if they were encouraged to complete homework to a high standard using either revision guides or the websites above to support them.
Year 8
Week 
Unit 
Topic 
Extra Detail 
1 
EXAM 
Y8 Mock 1 

2 
DIRT 
Review Week 

3 
1 
Understanding percentages 

4 
1 
Understanding percentages 

5 
2 
Fractions and percentages as operators 

6 
2 
Fractions and percentages as operators 

7 
3 
Ratio 

8 
Catch Up Week + Problem Solving 
Complete Topic Test based on Weeks 38 

9 
3 
Ratio 

10 
4 
Powers and roots 

11 
6 
Recap  simplify and manipulate algebra, solving equations 

12 
6 
Recap  simplify and manipulate algebra, solving equations 

13 
REVISION 
REVISION 

14 
EXAM 
Y8 Mock 2 

15 
DIRT 
Review Week 

16 
7 
Plotting and Interpreting Graphs 

17 
7 
Plotting and Interpreting Graphs 

18 
8 
Introducing Probability 

19 
8 
Introducing Probability 

20 
9 
Circles and Compound Area 

21 
Catch Up Week + Problem Solving 
Complete Topic Test Based on Weeks 921 

22 
9 
Circles and Compound Area 

23 
10 
3D Shapes, Capacity and Volume 

24 
10 
3D Shapes, Capacity and Volume 

25 
11 
Proportion 

26 
REVISION 
REVISION 

27 
EXAM 
Y8 Mock 3 

28 
DIRT 
Review Week 

29 
11 
Proportion 

30 
12 
Right angled triangles 

31 
12 
Right angled triangles 

32 
Catch Up Week + Problem Solving 
Complete Topic Test based on Weeks 2232 

33 
13 
Constructions 

34 
14 
Similarity and Congruence 

35 
14 
Similarity and Congruence 

36 
15 
Applied Graphs 

37 
15 
Applied Graphs 

38 
16 
Further Probability 

39 
16 
Further Probability 
Complete Topic Test based on Weeks 3339 
Assessment schedule
End of topic assessments
Useful websites
 www.mrbartonmaths.com/gcsetakeaway
 www.corbettmaths.com
 www.mrcartermaths.com (Username and password available from your child’s maths teacher)
To further support your child in Maths, you can remind him/her of the importance of having the correct equipment: pen, pencil, 30cm ruler, protractor, compass and a scientific calculator if possible. It would also be beneficial to students if they were encouraged to complete homework to a high standard using either revision guides or the websites above to support them.
Year 9
Students at Ridgewood start their KS4 GCSE maths curriculum in Year 9 at Ridgewood.
Because of this, the scheme of work is split into Foundation and Higher. This is to better prepare students for the GCSE exams.
This scheme of work is a rough guide to enable parents to support their child with their studies at home. Content covered will vary within each topic based on the needs of the students in each class.
Foundation Scheme of Work
Week 
Unit 
Topic 
Extra Detail 
1 
EXAM 
Y9 Mock 1 

2 
DIRT 
Review Week 

3 
1a 
Integers and place value 

4 
1b 
Decimals 

5 
1b 
Decimals 

6 
1c 
Indices, powers and roots 

7 
1d 
Factors, multiples and primes 

8 
1d 
Factors, multiples and primes 
Complete Topic Test based on Weeks 38 
9 
2a 
Algebra: the basics 

10 
2b 
Expressions and substitution into formulae 

11 
2b 
Expressions and substitution into formulae 

12 
3b 
Pie charts 

13 
REVISION 
REVISION 

14 
EXAM 
Y9 Mock 2 

15 
DIRT 
Review Week 

16 
3a 
Tables, charts and graphs 

17 
3a 
Tables, charts and graphs 

18 
3c 
Scatter graphs 

19 
4a 
Fractions, decimals and percentages 

20 
4a 
Fractions, decimals and percentages 

21 
4b 
Percentages 
Complete Topic Test based on Weeks 921 
22 
4b 
Percentages 

23 
5a 
Equations and inequalities 

24 
5a 
Equations and inequalities 

25 
5a 
Equations and inequalities 

26 
REVISION 
REVISION 

27 
EXAM 
Y9 Mock 3 

28 
DIRT 
Review Week 

29 
6a 
Properties of shapes, parallel lines and angle facts 

30 
6a 
Properties of shapes, parallel lines and angle facts 

31 
6b 
Interior and exterior angles of polygons 

32 
6b 
Interior and exterior angles of polygons 
Complete Topic Test based on Weeks 2232 
33 
7a 
Statistics, sampling and the averages 

34 
7a 
Statistics, sampling and the averages 

35 
9b 
Straightline graphs 

36 
12 
Rightangled triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry 

37 
12 
Rightangled triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry 

38 
Exam Based DIRT Time. 


39 
Exam Based DIRT Time. 
Complete Topic Test based on Weeks 3339 
Higher Scheme of Work
Week 
Unit 
Topic 
Extra Detail 
1 
EXAM 
Y9 Mock 1 

2 
DIRT 
Review Week 

3 
1a 
Calculations, checking and rounding 

4 
1b 
Indices, roots, reciprocals and hierarchy of operations 

5 
1b 
Indices, roots, reciprocals and hierarchy of operations 

6 
1c 
Factors, multiples, primes, standard form and surds 

7 
1c 
Factors, multiples, primes, standard form and surds 

8 
1c 
Factors, multiples, primes, standard form and surds 
Complete Topic Test based on Weeks 38 
9 
2a 
Algebra: the basics, setting up, rearranging and solving equations 

10 
2a 
Algebra: the basics, setting up, rearranging and solving equations 

11 
2a 
Algebra: the basics, setting up, rearranging and solving equations 

12 
2b 
Sequences 

13 
REVISION 
REVISION 

14 
EXAM 
Y9 Mock 2 

15 
DIRT 
Review Week 

16 
2b/3a 
Sequences/ Averages and range 

17 
3a 
Averages and range 

18 
3b 
Representing and interpreting data and scatter graphs 

19 
4a 
Fractions and percentages 

20 
4a 
Fractions and percentages 

21 
4a 
Fractions and percentages 
Complete Topic Test based on Weeks 921 
22 
5a 
Polygons, angles and parallel lines 

23 
5a 
Polygons, angles and parallel lines 

24 
5b 
Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry 

25 
5b 
Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry 

26 
REVISION 
REVISION 

27 
EXAM 
Y9 Mock 3 

28 
DIRT 
Review Week 

29 
6a 
Graphs: the basics and reallife graphs 

30 
6a 
Graphs: the basics and reallife graphs 

31 
6b 
Linear graphs and coordinate geometry 

32 
6b 
Linear graphs and coordinate geometry 
Complete Topic Test based on Weeks 2232 
33 
6c 
Quadratic, cubic and other graphs 

34 
7a 
Perimeter, area and circles 

35 
7a 
Perimeter, area and circles 

36 
7b 
3D forms and volume, cylinders, cones and spheres 

37 
7b 
3D forms and volume, cylinders, cones and spheres 

38 
Exam Based DIRT Time. 


39 
Exam Based DIRT Time. 
Complete Topic Test based on Weeks 3339 
Assessment schedule
End of topic assessments
Useful websites
 www.mrbartonmaths.com/gcsetakeaway
 www.corbettmaths.com
 www.mrcartermaths.com (Username and password available from your child’s maths teacher)
To further support your child in Maths, you can remind him/her of the importance of having the correct equipment: pen, pencil, 30cm ruler, protractor, compass and a scientific calculator if possible. It would also be beneficial to students if they were encouraged to complete homework to a high standard using either revision guides or the websites above to support them.
KS4
At GCSE, students follow the Edexcel Mathematics GCSE specification.
The full specification can be found at:
Please use the “Contact Us” facility on this website if you would like any further information about the Mathematics scheme of learning.
Home learning details and how parents can support their children:
 Ensure all students have pen, pencil, ruler, protractor, compass and scientific calculator.
 Ensure students complete weekly homework
 Encourage students to do revision at home. Workbooks with accompanying revision guides are available at the school shop.
 During KS4 students are preparing for their GCSE at the end of year 11 so it would be very beneficial to their mathematical studies if parents encouraged students to revise using past papers, previous assessments and other questions for about 20 minutes, 5 times per week.
Useful web links:
Students can access exam questions and practice on specific topics at the following websites:
 Mr Barton Maths GCSE Takeaway
 Corbett Maths 5 A Day
 Maths Genie Predicted papers (Not official papers but great for practice)
 Mr Carter Maths (Username and password available from your child’s maths teacher)
These websites usually provide worked solutions. Students are encouraged to mark their work at home and then bring it in to school to ask their teacher for support on anything they have found challenging.
KS5
More details of our A Level Maths courses can be found in the Sixth Form section of this website.
You can download the teaching timelines for Y12 and Y13 below.