Join hundreds of maths teachers in the TES Maths group. Find lesson ideas and inspiration, share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers. This is also the place to go to debate the latest issues in maths teaching.
I am working overseas and wondered where I could obtain a copy of the 2011 KS2 Level 6 SATs papers?
Download the second zip file (on the right-hand side of the page).
Thanks for the link as I have also been looking for KS2 L6 maths papers.
it appears that there is not much guidance for Level 6 teaching.
Does anyone have any leads..maybe a workbook???
Level 6, try KS3.. www.emaths.co.uk
Also look at NC levels on the standards site in the UK.
Hope this helps
a problem with using a ks3 paper rather than a purpose built ks2 level 6 paper is that the amount of extra knowledge, rather than higher ability in maths, can be overwhelming.
floraposta problem with using a ks3 paper rather than a purpose built ks2 level 6 paper is that the amount of extra knowledge, rather than higher ability in maths, can be overwhelming.
This is both true, and a shocking indication of the ridiculousness of the system!
But if they haven't got that breadth of knowledge they aren't really a Level 6, surely?
If we are saying a child in primary is a level 6 then they have to "match" a child in secondary at the same level, in both breadth and depth of knowledge, rather than have a "primary level 6" and a "secondary level 6"
CarrieVIf we are saying a child in primary is a level 6 then they have to "match" a child in secondary at the same level
You'd think, wouldn't you? But all the evidence points to the contrary. And more to the point, QCA themselves told me that they made no effort to compare L5 at KS2 to L5 at KS3 when writing test papers, because they were based on different Programmes of Study and so were inherently different.
The whole system is a joke!
No wonder secondaries claim our levels are always "wrong"!
Well,when I say my children are working at level 6 they have proved it in class and on both KS2 and Ks3 papers!
me, i'm not that fussed about tests, but i were, what i would like would be a 5+ paper so that bright kids who get 99/100% at ks4 can strut their stuff without having to pretend they have the subject knowledge of ks3
i know it's a moot point - we were divided on a previous thread between those who do ks3 work with bright y5/6's and those who like to tread the highways and by-ways of maths
CarrieVWell,when I say my children are working at level 6 they have proved it in class and on both KS2 and Ks3 papers!
I have to say, I'm not convinced that even the KS3 papers are that good a reference for L6. The Y7 optionals in particular seem to have a relatively low threshold for achieving level 6 - and furthermore, offer a very limited evidence or experience of any real mathematics: Ma1!
(And I speak as someone who makes very good use of Y7 tests to make good PM data results!)
Which is of course why the government scrapped level 6 tests for KS2 about 10 years ago. The level 6 in KS2 and KS3 simply do not equate!!! Another ridiculous idea from the government.
I went hunting for level 6 papers for my nephew and found this - could be exactly what people are looking for.
Hi there.I'm really new to TES and I've just been put in Y6 to teach topset maths.I feel really lost and wanted some planning ideas.Alternatively,if you could help me get the Y6 L6 SATS papers it would be a great help. I tried the link and it doesnt seem to work for me.HELP!!!!!
CarrieVNo wonder secondaries claim our levels are always "wrong"!Well,when I say my children are working at level 6 they have proved it in class and on both KS2 and Ks3 papers!
We had three children arrive with a teacher assessment of Level 6 this September.
To put it bluntly, that wasn't right.
One gained a Level 5B in his KS2 SATs Test.
Another scraped into the 5A region by a mark.
The last one wasn't close (93 marks) to being our highest scoring pupil in the tests, though he did get a 5A.
This idea of Level 6 is just to shut up those absolutely foolish women who think their little darling is so talented that he must be above his classroom peers...
These pupils might well have been able to do some of the Level 6 work, but obviously weren't fully capable of everything at Level 5. And we've had more capable pupils in the past and these did score close to full marks on the KS2 test.
we've had many pupils who've scored 98/99% at ks2 (there's almost always one daft arithmetical mistake - i think we had one 100% 2 years ago). we never put
them in for nor classify them as L6 - we might at most say 'elements of
L6' (same for literacy)
we prefer to do other stuff to stretch them - logic puzzles,
history of maths, nrich-type stuff - and let you guys get on with the
carmen - do you want to move towards L6/ks3, or would you like some alternative stuff?
oh - brambo - This idea of Level 6 is just to shut up those absolutely foolish women who think their little darling is so talented that he must be above his classroom peers... - this ain't funny at our end either - i swear i spend some parents evenings (i'm not a class teacher, just take specialist queries) wall-to-wall having my ear bent by these folk (one of worst at the moment is a dad, btw - but they are all parents of boys - hmmmm!)
Top of page
This website and its content is subject to our Terms and Conditions. TES Global Ltd is registered in England (Company No 02017289) with its registered office at 26 Red Lion Square London WC1R 4HQ.