Maths SATs Papers KS2

Here are all Maths SATs papers for KS2. This covers Year 6 Maths SATs papers only.

Key Stage 2 Maths

YearPaper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3 Marking Scheme (Answers) Level Thresholds
2016 (Sample)

Year 6 Maths SATs Papers

On this page you will find all the Maths SATs papers for KS2.

Children take Maths SATs papers in their KS2 SATs. For further information on this, please see our dedicated KS2 SATs papers page.

Maths SATs papers have changed several times over a number of years. The first change was in 2014 with the banning of calculators for Paper 2. The second change was in 2016 with a brand new set of assessments. From 2016 there would be no Mental Maths Test and instead there would be three Maths SATs papers that focus on non-calculator Maths.

From 2016, children take three separate KS2 Maths tests:

  • Paper 1 (Arithmetic) : 40 marks, 30 minutes.
  • Paper 2 (Reasoning) : 35 marks, 40 minutes.
  • Paper 3 (Reasoning) : 35 marks, 40 minutes.

Paper 1, known as the "Arithmetic" paper, contains 40 marks worth of calculation-based questions. For this paper it's essential that your child is comfortable and competant with the following topics:

  • Fractions (including mixed numbers).
  • Decimals (including converting fractions into decimals).
  • Percentages (and how they relate to fractions).
  • Square numbers.
  • Rounding.
  • Applying Addition, subtraction, multiplication (long and short) and division (long and short) to ALL of the above. This includes how to apply these operations in order when required (i.e. BODMAS).

Paper 2 and Paper 3 are now known as the "Reasoning" papers and each contain 35 marks worth of more problem-solving based Maths. Children will need to apply their KS2 Maths skills (as used in Paper 1) to a variety of topics including:

  • Geometry (including coordinates, rotation, reflection, symmetry etc).
  • Ratios (and how to interpret them from fractions, percentages etc).
  • Charts and tables.
  • Units and measures (including time, temperature, money, weight, volume etc).
  • Shapes and their properties (including triangles, hexagons and their angles).
  • Roman numerals.

If your child is coming up to their SATs, why not look at our detailed guide to SATs Revision.

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