
SATs Revision
KS3  GCSE  A level  KS3  GCSE  A level 
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 QUESTIONS: MATHSGURU WEBSITE
Links to other useful Key Stage 3 websites can be found on this site:
LEVEL 6 TOPICS
Number
Adding and subtracting negative numbers:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book7/bk7i15/bk7_15i1.htm
Multiplying and dividing negative numbers:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book7/bk7i15/bk7_15i2.htm
Adding and subtracting fractions:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book7/bk7i21/bk7_21i4.htm
Converting fractions to decimals:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book7/bk7i17/bk7_17i2.htm
Converting decimals to fractions:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book7/bk7i17/bk7_17i1.htm
Simplifying ratio:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book8/bk8i7/bk8_7i1.htm
Calculations with ratio:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/mathsI/number_gen/ratio_rev1.shtml
Percentage calculations:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/mathsI/number_gen/percentages_rev1.shtml
Estimation:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book8/bk8i4/bk8_4i6.htm
Algebra
Equations (unknowns on both sides)
http://www.mathsnet.net/algebra/cu2.html
Equations (containing brackets)
http://www.mathsnet.net/algebra/cu3.html
Harder equations
http://www.mathsnet.net/algebra/cu4.html
Expanding simple brackets
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book8/bk8i8/bk8_8i1.htm
Straight line graphs
http://www.gcse.com/maths/graphs.htm
Generating sequences:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book7/bk7i7/bk7_7i3.htm
Shape and Space
Area of compound shapes:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book7/bk7i9/bk7_9i4.htm
Area of a triangle:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book7/bk7i9/bk7_9i5.htm
Volume of a cube:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book7/bk7i22/bk7_22i2.htm
Volume of a cuboid:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book7/bk7i22/bk7_22i3.htm
Angles (related angles and parallel lines):
http://www.mathsrevision.net/gcse/pages.php?page=17
Data handling
Averages (incl mean from a frequency table)
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book8/bk8i5/bk8_5i2.htm
Scatter graphs
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book7/bk7i3/bk7_3i1.htm
Probability of an event not happening:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book7/bk7i21/bk7_21i4.htm
LEVEL 7 TOPICS
Number
Multiplying and dividing fractions:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/numberf/fractionsrev5.shtml
Percentage profit:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/mathsI/number_gen/profit_loss_rev4.shtml
Percentage increase/decrease:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/numberih/percentagesrev3.shtml
Prime factorisation:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book8/bk8i2/bk8_2i2.htm
Index notation:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book8/bk8i2/bk8_2i3.htm
HCF and LCM:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book8/bk8i2/bk8_2i4.htm
Proportion:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book8/bk8i7/bk8_7i2.htm
Compound measures: distance, speed and time:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/mathsI/number_gen/dst_rev1.shtml
Algebra
Expanding single brackets:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book8/bk8i8/bk8_8i1.htm
Expanding double brackets:
Laws of indices:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/mathsII/algebra/indices_rev2.shtml
Factorising (taking out a common factor):
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book8/bk8i8/bk8_8i3.htm
Simultaneous equations:
http://www.mathsnet.net/algebra/d15.html
http://www.mathsnet.net/algebra/d17.html
http://www.mathsnet.net/algebra/d18.html
Inequalities:
http://www.mathsnet.net/algebra/c31.html
Reallife graphs: distance time graphs:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/mathsI/graphs/distance_time_rev2.shtml
Shape and Space
Constructions: constructing triangles:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book7/bk7i5/bk7_5i5.htm
Other constructions: bisecting lines and angles etc:
http://www.mathsrevision.net/gcse/pages.php?page=49
Loci:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/shapeih/locirev2.shtml
Pythagoras theorem:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book8/bk8i3/bk8_3i1.htm
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book8/bk8i3/bk8_3i2.htm
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book8/bk8i3/bk8_3i4.htm
Area:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/shapeih/areaandvolumerev2.shtml
Data handling
Probability: relative frequency:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book7/bk7i21/bk7_21i3.htm
Estimating the number of times an event will occur:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book7/bk7i21/bk7_21i5.htm
Mean, median and mode (including from frequency table):
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book8/bk8i5/bk8_5i2.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/datahandlingih/01tendencyspreadihrev4.shtml
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