## Level 6 maths SATS have been re-introduced ..

… in order to stretch the most able primary school students.

The level 6 maths SAT tests were actually in use until around 2002, although slightly different and lasting 30 minutes each!

These papers will give you some indication of the level required (I’ll post the answers at some future date ðŸ™‚ ):

2001 Level 6 Mathematics

2002 Level 6 Mathematics

As with Level 5 the test is divided into non calculator and calculator. However students do need a much more detailed understanding of mathematical concepts in order to attempt some of the questions. The subject areas do look similar to level 5, although this check list should help if your child is taking the exam:

Number

- Addition, subtraction, multiplication, divisionÂ of fractions
- Mixed numbers and conversion from top heavy fractions
- Percentages including increase or decrease
- Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages and ability to place in order of size
- Working with sequences, including using rules to calculate next or nth term
- Decimal calculations â€“ add, subtract, multiply, multiply and divide by 10, 100, 1000
- Solve complex 2 or 3 stage word problems, including working with money
- Demonstrate an understanding of multiples and factors
- Work with ratio to solve problems and calculations
- Demonstrate an understanding of the rules of negative numbers
- Work with square numbers, cubed numbers and square roots

Algebra

- Gathering like terms
- Solve simple equations to calculate the value of an uunknown
- Demonstrate algebraic methods
- Use the trial and improvement method
- Create equations from given information

Data Handling

- Calculate a mean value
- Demonstrate an understanding of median, mode and range
- Interpret probability questions
- Read a line graph, bar chart, pie chart or scatter diagram to gather information
- Complete a two-way table
- Understand conversion graphs and read data accurately

Geometry and Measures

- Construct circles using a set of compasses
- Read and plot coordinates
- Basic understanding of the equations of a line on a graph, e.g. x = 4 and y = x
- Recognition and name of a range of 2D and 3D shapes
- Calculate area, including area of a circle, trapezium and a range of compund shapes
- Calculate the perimeter of a range of shapes
- Calculate the volume of a range of shapes
- Name, measure and demonstrate understanding of angles on a straight line, at a point, in a triangle and in a quadrilateral
- Work with parallel lines
- Demonstrate understanding of symmetry and rotational symmetry
- Demonstrate an understanding of transformations â€“ including reflections, rotations around a point, enlargements (enlarging by a scale factor and a centre of enlargement)

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