Year 7 Maths Test

Year 7 Maths Test

This Year 7 maths test is designed to be used at the end of year 7 to assess your pupils’ understanding.

  • Suitable for the majority of year 7 students and contains questions on a wide selection of topics. 
  • The test includes a variety of question types including procedural questions and applied problems.
  • A student friendly mark scheme and suggested grade boundaries are included.  
  • 16 questions of increasing difficulty for a total of 50 marks.
  • Designed to be completed within a one-hour lesson.

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Topics covered in Year 7 maths


Year 7 maths is likely to feel a little different to primary school maths. Students will be introduced to a number of new topics as well as new vocabulary and methods for tackling problems. They will cover topics from across all of the 6 areas of maths; number, ratio and proportion, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability. 


Although there is no set list of topics that students need to cover in year 7, schools often choose to focus on number topics during year 7. It is important that students develop their skills with mental and written calculations with whole numbers and decimals and working with fractions, percentages and ratios. They will need skills in these areas to be able to tackle problems across the curriculum as they progress through KS3 maths. 


Algebra and the use of algebraic notation is also a focus during year 7. Again, it is important that students have a good foundation in algebra as they will build on this throughout their  mathematical journey in Key Stage 3.  


Other topics that are likely to be covered in year 7 include: place value, negative numbers, order of operations, area and perimeter of 2D shapes such as parallelograms, angles, polygons, charts and graphs, averages and probability. 


Topics covered in this Year 7 maths test

  • Number
  • Money
  • Place value
  • Decimal addition and subtraction
  • Percentage of amount
  • Fraction of amount
  • Negative numbers
  • Square and prime numbers
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Ratio
  • Proportion
  • Algebra
  • Equations
  • Simplify expressions
  • Formula
  • Straight line graph
  • Geometry
  • Read a scale
  • Metric units
  • Properties of a quadrilateral
  • Area and perimeter
  • Angles
  • Rotation
  • Statistics
  • Reading a table
  • Pictogram
  • Pie chart
  • Probability
  • Probability

How to use this Year 7 maths test


This maths assessment is designed to be taken as an end of year exam. The test is one hour long, allowing it to be sat within a lesson. 


Students should be encouraged to show all of their working when completing the test. Students may use a calculator during the test. 


The recommended grade boundaries are:

  • 0-5 – Old NC Level 2
  • 6-15 – Old NC Level 3
  • 16-28 – Old NC level 4 – New GCSE grade 1
  • 29-42 – Old NC Level 5 – New GCSE grade 2
  • 23-50 – Old NC Level 6 – New GCSE grade 3


Looking for more year 7 maths support?


Visit the free secondary resources hub for a range of revision guides, workbooks, and maths worksheets or follow the links below:

You’ll also find a year 8 maths test free to download.

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