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SATs Revision

This page contains useful material to help you prepare for your SATs examinations.

 

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:

http://wanadoomaths.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/page2.html

 

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:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/mathsII/algebra/removing_brackets_rev2.shtml

 

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

 

Real-life 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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