
Level 6 SATs Mathematics
In 2012 optional level 6 key stage 2 SATs papers were reintroduced for high attaining pupils. Level 6 opens up a whole new range of topics that need to be covered in order to cope successfully with the papers.
The Level 6 Mathematics tests will be in the form of two papers  one noncalculator paper and one calculator paper.
Level 6 SATs were in use until 2002 but in a slightly different format. The papers, however, will give you some idea of the types of question the students will face:
2001 Level 6 Mathematics Test C
2002 Level 6 Mathematics Test C
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There are a lot of topics to cover at Level 6  below is a full list of the National Curriculum at Level 6. It will give you an idea of what kind of skills are required:
Number

Four rules of fractions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

Working with mixed numbers and top heavy fractions

Percentage of a quantity and finding one quantity as a percentage of another

Percentage increase and decrease

Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages and ability to place in order of size

Ability to work with sequences, including using a rule to find the next or previous number and ability to use nth term of a sequence

Work with decimals – add, subtract, multiply, multiply and divide by 10, 100, 1000

Solve more complex word problems, including money problems

Understand multiples and factors

Use ratio to solve problems and split numbers into a ratio

Understand the rules of negative numbers

Square numbers, cubed numbers and square roots
Algebra

Collect like terms

Substitute into equations

Solve equations, including equations with unknowns on both sides of the equals sign, e.g. 3x + 4 = 2x – 2

Use the trial and improvement method

Form an equation from given information
Data Handling

Mean

Median

Mode

Range

Probability

Interpret a line graph, bar chart, pie chart or scatter diagram

Complete a twoway table

Understand conversion graphs
Geometry and Measures

Constructions, including constructing circles using a set of compasses

Coordinates – plotting and reading

Basic understanding of the equations of a line on a graph, e.g. x = 4 and y = x

Recognition of 2D and 3D shapes

Area, including area of a circle, area of a trapezium and area of compound shapes

Perimeter

Volume

Angles on a straight line, at a point, in a triangle and in a quadrilateral

Angle properties on parallel lines

Understand symmetry and rotational symmetry

Transformations – reflections, rotations around a point, enlargements (enlarging by a scale factor and centre of enlargement)

