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    Does anyone know where I can download documents from which have just level 6 or level 8 questions?
    I've found this website: http://www.purecoder.net/mathsguru/keystage3.htm
    But it only has a document on level 7 questions - not level 6/8...
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    (Original post by jameswhughes)
    Thanks :grin:
    You are welcome. Sorry for the wait; my quote alert box thing is slightly broken... :/
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    (Original post by bobbricks)
    Does anyone know where I can download documents from which have just level 6 or level 8 questions?
    I've found this website: http://www.purecoder.net/mathsguru/keystage3.htm
    But it only has a document on level 7 questions - not level 6/8...
    I do not know but you could google it, perhaps?
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    (Original post by bobbricks)
    Thanks
    Does anyone know which year's SAT exam my school would more likely give me (e.g. which would I more likely get, the newer 2009 one or a 2008 or older exam etc?)
    At GCSE/A-level, it's common for schools to set the previous year's exam paper as a mock, since those papers haven't yet been released to the public. But since none of the papers are 'last year's' and they're all publicly available and they're only a few years apart then there's no particular reason why a school would choose one paper over another.

    So, as I said before, you can't really guess which paper they'll set hence you should just look at all the papers.
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    Haha I was the year where all the SATS exams got lost or never got marked

    sorry...not helpful ...
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    Should I do the papers between the year 2000 and 2009, or should I do the papers between 1995-2009? In other words, which paper should be the oldest (and newest) I should do and which should I exclude from my "to-do" list?

    ATM, I've done the papers 2000-2002 and 2008-2009 so 5 papers in total. I have 5 left from this decade, and I hope to them all again- unless you suggest I do the 1995-1999 papers as well. The reason why I'm asking is because I'm assuming that exam style has changed quite a lot so doing certain papers would benefit me more than others
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    what is all this 7a 7b crap? when i did sats i got a lv7 but that was because the paper was only lv5-7 or something like that i was in top set maths and some people in the group did the lv6-8 paper or something idk why they didn't just put us all on the lv8 paper i got a lv7 by copying the work of the guy next to me in class all year so if i got a lv7 without doing any work throughout all of year 9 i'm sure you can get a lv8 easily
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    (Original post by bobbricks)
    Should I do the papers between the year 2000 and 2009, or should I do the papers between 1995-2009? In other words, which paper should be the oldest (and newest) I should do and which should I exclude from my "to-do" list?

    ATM, I've done the papers 2000-2002 and 2008-2009 so 5 papers in total. I have 5 left from this decade, and I hope to them all again- unless you suggest I do the 1995-1999 papers as well. The reason why I'm asking is because I'm assuming that exam style has changed quite a lot so doing certain papers would benefit me more than others
    The exam style didn't change. You will find the grade boundaries moved a lot so it became much easier to attain level 8 in the later papers. This is as blatant an example of dumbing down as you are ever likely to see (although the Government will insist children got smarter and smarter).

    Here are the percentages of Year 9 students attaining each level:

    1995 9% (Level 7) 1% (Level 8)
    1996 10% (7) 1% (8)
    1997 11% (7) 1% (8)
    1998 11% (7) 2% (8)
    1999 12% (7) 2% (8)
    2000 16%(7) 3% (8)
    2001 17% (7) 3% (8)
    2002 17% (7) 4% (8)
    2003 19% (7) 5% (8)
    2004 19% (7) 4% (8)
    2005 20% (7) 5% (8)
    2006 22% (7) 8% (8)
    2007 21% (7) 8% (8)
    2008 22% (7) 9% (8)

    I'm as cynical as they come but even I find these figures shocking.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    The exam style didn't change. You will find the grade boundaries moved a lot so it became much easier to attain level 8 in the later papers. This is as blatant an example of dumbing down as you are ever likely to see (although the Government will insist children got smarter and smarter).

    Here are the percentages of Year 9 students attaining each level:

    1995 9% (Level 7) 1% (Level 8)
    1996 10% (7) 1% (8)
    1997 11% (7) 1% (8)
    1998 11% (7) 2% (8)
    1999 12% (7) 2% (8)
    2000 16%(7) 3% (8)
    2001 17% (7) 3% (8)
    2002 17% (7) 4% (8)
    2003 19% (7) 5% (8)
    2004 19% (7) 4% (8)
    2005 20% (7) 5% (8)
    2006 22% (7) 8% (8)
    2007 21% (7) 8% (8)
    2008 22% (7) 9% (8)

    I'm as cynical as they come but even I find these figures shocking.
    :shock:

    My goodness.
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    If you don't ask me asking, where did you get this data from? It does seem quite surprising though- 1% got level 8s in 1995 :eek:
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    So should I do the 1995-1999 papers or just those from this decade?
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    BTW, by exam style, I meant the type of questions asked, the number of word problems there are etc...Has this changed?
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    If I do get a level 8 and am in top set, I'll be asked if I want to do the FSMQ. So do you think I should do it, is it worth it or does it put on too much stress and pressure on you- so much that you won't be able to revise as much for other subjects?
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    (Original post by bobbricks)
    If you don't ask me asking, where did you get this data from? It does seem quite surprising though- 1% got level 8s in 1995 :eek:
    Mr M is (if I remember correctly) involved in setting these sorts of exams. I'm not sure of his exact role but he ceratainly knows what he's talking about.

    (Original post by bobbricks)
    So should I do the 1995-1999 papers or just those from this decade?
    You should have plenty to be getting on with from this decade. Have a look at older papers if you like, but bear in mind that if there are any questions that look unusual or really difficult then they might be on stuff that's been taken out of the syllabus, hence you shouldn't worry about them.

    (Original post by bobbricks)
    BTW, by exam style, I meant the type of questions asked, the number of word problems there are etc...Has this changed?
    No idea, but see above for how to deal with this.

    (Original post by bobbricks)
    If I do get a level 8 and am in top set, I'll be asked if I want to do the FSMQ. So do you think I should do it, is it worth it or does it put on too much stress and pressure on you- so much that you won't be able to revise as much for other subjects?
    I never did that, so I can't comment sorry.
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    Cool, I didn't know that
    Thanks for the help guys, I appreciate it
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    Would the school more likely give me SATs past papers or would they give me "optional tests" from the QCDA (Qualification Curriculum Development Agency)?
    About QCDA: http://www.qcda.gov.uk/assessment/5046.aspx
    About Year 7/8/9 Tests: http://www.qcda.gov.uk/assessment/357.aspx
    Level 8 Maths: http://www.qcda.gov.uk/assessment/7677.aspx
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    I am in year 8 and got a 7 b last year aiming for a 8a
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    (Original post by jaffa_Dew)
    I am in year 8 and got a 7 b last year aiming for a 8a
    How on earth did you find this thread!?
 
 
 
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