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What is the Year 6 SATs reasoning paper like?

What is a Reasoning Paper? The Year 6 maths SATs tests consist of 3 papers: 1 arithmetic and 2 reasoning papers. It is often the reasoning paper where children can get tripped up and many score significantly higher on their arithmetic papers. It is so common to hear that children are doing well in class but it isn’t reflecting in the scores they achieve on the reasoning papers. The reasoning paper is designed to assess a child’s ability in fluency, reasoning and problem-solving. This means that they are able to independently select and apply mathematical skills to solve a problem…