SATs (KS2) Maths

KS2 (SATs) Maths 2016 Paper 2: reasoning


KS2 (SATs) Maths 2016 Paper 2: reasoning contains video tutorials of all 20 questions and downloadable blank and fully completed exam papers allowing you to do your own mock exams at home including marking your own paper.

2016 was the first year of the new Key Stage 2 tests in Mathematics.

These tests assessed children against a national standard and was the first test to reflect the new primary curriculum, which was introduced in 2014. This curriculum is on a par with the best education systems in the world and children are expected to achieve higher standards than before.

Results in each test were reported using a scaled score. A scaled score of 100 represents the expected standard for each test. If a student gets a scaled score of 100 or more it means they are working at or above the expected standard in the subject. If a student gets a scaled score of less than 100 it means that they may need more support to reach the expected standard.

A scaled score of 100 represents 60 marks out of a possible 110 on these three mathematics papers.

Students should work through every question, showing clear workings as incorrect answers can still receive method marks. They should make full use of the squared paper given with some questions by writing one digit in each square. Calculators are not allowed in these KS2 tests so clear knowledge of the multiplication tables is vital, as is a clear approach to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Students need to read the information carefully before attempting the question.

Paper 2 is a reasoning paper as is papers 3 and paper 1 is the arithmetic paper.


Questions 20
Papers 1
Time 40 minutes
Skill Level KS2
Language English


Qu 1
Qu 2
Qu 3
Missing Digits
Qu 4
Qu 5
Venn Diagram
Qu 6
Qu 7
Equivalent Fractions
Qu 8
Qu 9
Arithmetic Problem
Qu 10
Shading Shapes
Qu 11
Arithmetic Problem
Qu 12
Qu 13
Arithmetic Problem
Qu 14
Common Multiples
Qu 15
Temperature Problem
Qu 16
Arithmetic Problem
Qu 17
Qu 18
Missing Number
Qu 19
Arithmetic Problem
Qu 20
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