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These stepped worksheets will help you practice single topic areas in preparation for the AQE and GL transfer tests. Bookmark this page and come back when you have identified a problem area, or just to keep uptospeed on a certain topic as you get closer to November.
Basic Skills are what maths teachers call “number” – adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing and so on. In Steps 2 and 3, these basic skills are set “in context”, so candidates must begin to work out a method as well as a solution. Typically, these higher level Numeracy skills require some Literacy skills to interpret the question properly.
 Adding & Subtracting Large Numbers worksheet – basic skills practice of column addition and subtraction. 
 Quick Multiplication worksheet – test your child’s mental multiplication skills in the 6s, 7s and 8s times tables. 
 Midpoint of two numbers – to find the middle of two numbers, add them and divide by two. 
 Dividing Large Numbers worksheet – with divisors of 2,3,4 and 5 only and no remainders. 
 Substituting numbers for letters worksheet – coming soon! Sign up to our Parents’ List to get it first. 
 Transfer Test Algebra worksheet – coming soon! Sign up to our Parents’ List to get it first. 
 Function Machines Worksheet – An equation, such as y = 2x + 3 can be represented by the rule of a function machine. Understanding equations is essential for GCSE Maths so younger students are introduced to function machines at the end of KS2 – and they will appear on the AQE and GL transfer tests. 
 Arithmetic Questions in Words – here are some basic arithmetic questions that are made trickier by presenting the numbers in words. 
 Factors & Multiples – Factors and multiples form many quick, and seemingly easy, questions in the transfer tests. What they really tease out is timestables knowledge. If you are at all shaky on your tables, you might find these challenging. Here is an entire worksheet of factors and multiples questions. 
 Adding Decimal Numbers  Adding decimal numbers is an important step up from adding whole numbers. All the same “carry” rules apply but we need to be really careful about our placement of the decimal point. Try our "selfmarking" adding worksheet to practice these vital skills. 
 Metric Unit Conversions – Accurate conversion between centimetres and metres, and other units, is an important basic skill. This worksheet covers lengths, weights and volumes. 
In the past, students lived in a world where fractions were much more commonplace. People would regularly refer to threequarters of a pound of … and three eighths of a inch of …
Nowadays, we rarely use fractions in everyday life but students are still expected to recognise and manipulate them. Pizzas are a good prop for discussions surrounding fractions: next pizza night show your child how one half equals two quarters equals four eighths. And then eat some pizza. Yum.
 Fractions of Amounts 1 – one over something of different amounts. Solved by just dividing by the lower number of the fraction [the denominator]. 
 Fractions of Amounts 2 – [You’ll find it just below worksheet 1.] This time divide by lower number [the denominator] and multiply by the upper number [the numerator]. 
 Equivalent Fractions 1 – Sometimes you will be asked whether two fractions have the same value (like 1/2 and 2/4) of if one fraction is more than or less than another. 
Area is a measure of twodimensional size and Volume is a measure of threedimensional size. You are expected, in the transfer test, to be able to calculate area by counting squares but also by multiplying the sides of a rectangle. You calculate the volume of a cuboid (a threedimensional rectangle) by multiplying three sides together.
 Areas of Shapes by Counting Squares  Areas of shapes is popular on the transfer tests. The most basic of these can be solved by counting 1cm² grids like in this worksheet so make sure that your child can answer these as a starting point. 
 Areas of Shapes by Multiplying the Sides  Finding areas of squares, rectangles and triangles by multiplication. 
 Perimeters of simple shapes  Worksheet to calculate the perimeters of some simple shapes including triangles and hexagons. 
 Perimeters of Compound Shapes  Compound shapes are complicated 2d shapes made up from other 2d simple shapes  like two rectangles stuck together for example. In these questions, you will be given some (but usually not all) of the side lengths so you must work out all the missing sides and then add them together to get the perimeter.

 Volumes of 3D Shapes  Volumes of cubes and cuboids is popular on the transfer tests. Calculate these by multiplying l x b x h. 
 Volumes in real life  Real life situations involving volumes can be challenging to pupils who find it difficult to picture the question in their mind's eye. These questions, however, often only involve some simple division or multiplication and a bit of common sense. 
Statistics in the transfer test is limited to the use of some averages (AQE is only mean and range but PPTC(GL) also includes median and mode) and some statistical charts (like bar charts, pictographs and so on).
 Pictograms / Pictographs  A pictogram (or pictograph) is a chart that uses pictures to represent data. 
 Four types of Average  Introductory worksheet on the four types of Average used in KS2 Maths. 
 Applied averages worksheet  Applied problems involving mean, mode, median and range for the GL test (also useful for AQE but remember that this only examines mean and range). 
Time questions on the transfer test are often simple adding or subtracting problems, but made more challenging by being set in the context of time or date. The challenge comes from the fact that our time system is not in the slightest bit decimal – we have 60 seconds in 1 minute, 24 hours in one day, 7 days in one week and varying amounts of days in any given month.
 Adding times  Have you ever thought about how nondecimal our system of time is? This worksheet will help you brush up on adding times, remembering to carry when you get to 60! 
 Subtracting times  Subtraction is particularly tricky when it comes to time calculations because your borrows are not what you are used to doing. 
 Time Calculations set in context  Time calculations framed in the context of reallife situations. 
 Simple Day & Date Calculations  What day is it 4 days after Tuesday? Try this worksheet of simple day and date questions. 
 Date Range Calculations  How many days are there between the 1st of January and 4th of May? Try this tricky worksheet of date range questions. 
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A “sequence” in maths is a list of numbers or objects in a special order. For example, {3, 5, 7, 9, …} is a sequence starting at 3 and increasing by 2 each time. The dots (English teachers call that an ellipsis, maths teachers say dotdotdot) after the 9 means that the sequence continues forever. Patterns are more or less the same.
 Number Sequences 1  A number sequence is generated when a certain number is repeatedly added or subtracted from a starting number. For example, start with 3 and add 5 each time. 
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 Visual Patterns  To answer these questions, do not try to draw the required pattern out. The key is to answering these is to spot how many matches are added each time and then continue the pattern that way. 
Geometry is one of those oldfashioned maths words, like algebra and calculus, which are a bit offputting for many people. The word geometry comes from ancient Greek, meaning the measurement (metry) of land (Geo). The Greek pharaohs used maths to calculate how much tax their farmers would pay based on how large their fields where, which required the measurement of twodimensional space. Today, Geometry is the branch of maths involving shape and space.
The best way to prepare for the literacy elements of the transfer test, is to read books. It is this repeated exposure to vocabulary, punctuation and spelling that will make the difference. That said, here are some worksheets on specific elements of the topic areas.
Don’t forget to check our Spelling of the Day every day;
TransferReady Spelling of the Day
difficult needing much effort or skill to accomplish, deal with, or understand [Hint: Breaks down to difficult. Remeber the Double F.]
 Apostrophes in Contractions  A contraction is a word or phrase that has been shortened by dropping one or more letters and replacing the letters with an apostrophe. In the test, you need to be able to recognise common contractions and replace the missing letters. 
 Punctuation worksheet  Here are a few questions similar to the common punctuation questions that appear on the AQE or GL transfer tests. 
 Homophones worksheet  Homophones are sets of words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. 
 Lsound Word Endings Worksheet  Correct Lsound word endings are easy to muddel muddle up. Read our advice and try this worksheet dealing with le el and al words. 
 ible or able word Endings Worksheet  Coming soon. 
 yWord Plural Endings Worksheet  The plural of city is cities, the plural of boy is boys. Correctly spelling these plurals involves one surprisingly simple rule. 
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