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May 2008: Download your last minute revision sheet here!
TOP TIPS FOR ACHIEVING A LEVEL 7 IN YOUR SATS EXAMINATION
(1) Work through as many past papers as you can (there is a link below to a website where you can download past SATs exams). Familiarise yourself with the style of questions and look to see which topics are examined regularly. Start your revision early - you will need to revise work that you did in years 7, 8 and 9. Download the topics covered at Levels 6, 7 and 8 in maths by clicking here.
(2) To get a level 7, it is important that you are confident with the level 6 topics - revise this work very thoroughly (for example by following the links at the bottom of this page taking you to relevant revision sites). Don't rush through the start of the examination paper, otherwise you could lose marks unnecessarily on the easiest topics.
(3) Read the questions carefully - make sure you know what you are being asked to do.
(4) Show your working out - most marks in the examination paper are awarded for method. It is particularly important to show your method on the calculator paper - write down which calculator keys you are pressing.
(5) Remember to put units on your answers.
(6) If you are asked to explain your answer, give a clear explanation.
(7) If you have time left at the end of the exam, use it to check your answers carefully. Try answering the question in a different way and see if you get the same answer. Make sure that your answer seems sensible!
(8) Make sure that you learn all relevant formulae (especially those relating to area and volume).
The following links take you to websites that are useful when you are revising for your SATs examinations.
PAST EXAMINATION PAPERS: EMATHS WEBSITE
Past SATs papers (and solutions)
INTERACTIVE SATS TESTS: HARRY CARLTON SCHOOL WEBSITE
Lots of resources to help you prepare for your SATs examinations - including on-line practice tests (with immediate feedback and a level), levelled revision questions and a level 6 self-assessment sheet. Highly recommended.
PAST SATs QUESTIONS: MATHSGURU WEBSITE
Past SATs questions (and answers) organised into topics and levels (click on Key Stage 3 to access resources).
REVISION WORKSHEETS: S PETERS' SCHOOL WEBSITE
|Some useful revision worksheets are available on S Peters' School website|
|INTERACTIVE SATs-STYLE QUESTIONS: MATHSNET|
|SATs style questions (up to level 8).|
Links to other useful Key Stage 3 websites can be found on this site:
LEVEL 6 TOPICS
Adding and subtracting negative numbers:
Multiplying and dividing negative numbers:
Adding and subtracting fractions:
Converting fractions to decimals:
Converting decimals to fractions:
Calculations with ratio:
Equations (unknowns on both sides)
Equations (containing brackets)
Expanding simple brackets
Straight line graphs
Shape and Space
Area of compound shapes:
Area of a triangle:
Volume of a cube:
Volume of a cuboid:
Angles (related angles and parallel lines):
Averages (incl mean from a frequency table)
Probability of an event not happening:
LEVEL 7 TOPICS
Multiplying and dividing fractions:
HCF and LCM:
Compound measures: distance, speed and time:
Expanding single brackets:
Expanding double brackets:
Laws of indices:
Factorising (taking out a common factor):
Real-life graphs: distance time graphs:
Shape and Space
Constructions: constructing triangles:
Other constructions: bisecting lines and angles etc:
Probability: relative frequency:
Estimating the number of times an event will occur:
Mean, median and mode (including from frequency table):
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