![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/da89d060-6578-49e7-a76e-47623e04837c/3c6db04c-adad-4e4a-8296-e5321a62918fTalithaSATsblogimage5.jpg "") Preparing pupils for SATs is never easy. There is a lot of content to cover in the curriculum, and a lot of pressure on both teachers and pupils to ensure maximum achievement. Our developers and teacher authors at Learning by Questions have worked hard to create a teaching aid that relieves some of that burden. Here are 5 reasons why Learning by Questions is great for SATs prep. ### Save time with LbQ SATs practice papers Spending time sourcing practice questions for the SATs tests; spending class time administering those tests; and then spending hours and hours of time marking the tests and providing feedback: does this sound familiar? Learning by Questions can save you valuable time with our SATs Practice Question Sets for [maths](https://www.lbq.org/search/mathematics/assessment?keywords=sats/) and [English](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/assessment/). ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/da89d060-6578-49e7-a76e-47623e04837c/4fdd2b05-cb92-4300-9ac2-829f1ca2382cTalithasatsblogimage2.1.jpg "") Each SATs paper has a choice of three different SATs Practice Question Sets to choose from. You can choose to include all of the questions, or use the Adapt option on the platform to select the ones that are most appropriate for the learning needs of your pupils. ### Widen your pupils’ exposure to difficult texts One of the biggest challenges of the reading SATs paper is the inclusion of lengthy and difficult texts that pupils need to comprehend. There is a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction reading Question Sets on LbQ that can be used to practise unseen texts, which are similar to what would be found in the year 6 SATs test. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/da89d060-6578-49e7-a76e-47623e04837c/f1ef1b3f-3982-4c87-825f-72e4d74bb12eshakespearescreengrab3.1.jpg "") The reading Question Sets are categorised by the reading skills that they focus on. For each text, there are pre-read sets, retrieval sets and inference sets; there are even features sets for non-fiction texts. These sets mean that you can easily focus on the skills that your pupils need to work on and differentiate across the class. ### Regularly expose your pupils to reasoning and problem solving questions Reasoning and problem solving questions are difficult to resource and can be time-consuming to create yourself. With Learning by Questions, each and every maths mastery Question Set has a selection of reasoning and problem solving questions for your pupils to have a go at. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/da89d060-6578-49e7-a76e-47623e04837c/78a5a7b7-d90d-4094-be31-8ec1e66f0d31TalithaSATsblogimage7.1.jpg "") We have created some dedicated [reasoning Question Sets](https://www.lbq.org/search/mathematics/reasoning/) that help learners focus on developing these key skills, or the Adapt option again can come in handy if you want more intense revision on these types of questions. ### Set the timer to replicate the real SATs tests On LbQ, there is the option to set the time for pupils completing Question Sets. Using the same time limit that pupils will be allowed in the real SATs tests is good practice, and it can be particularly helpful when practising multiplication tests with year 4s. LbQ SATs practice papers have also been created to resemble the actual SATs papers in appearance. This is to ensure that, when it comes to the real thing, pupils have a sense of familiarity with the tests and are less likely to be shocked or overawed by the exams themselves. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/da89d060-6578-49e7-a76e-47623e04837c/d2c9ed0d-e608-486f-a8f9-8c7ed188a1b6Talithasatsblogimage8.5.jpg "") ### Access to all subjects and all year groups With a subscription to Learning by Questions, you have access to all questions for all year groups and all subjects. This is significant when you take into account that the year 6 maths [SATs tests in May consisted of 52% year 3, 4 or 5 content](https://twitter.com/_MissieBee/status/1133277672069578752/). It is important to remember that content from all years needs to be covered and subsequently practised. With Learning by Questions, this is a breeze because maths and English content for all year groups has been taken into consideration and catered for where possible. If you would like to use Learning by Questions to help prepare your pupils for SATs or multiplication checks, you can [register for a free account](https://www.lbq.org/TryLbQ/) which will give you full access to over 65,000 questions for free for 60-days, including our [SATs practice papers](https://www.lbq.org/sats/). At the end of the trial period, you will still have access to all questions to be used front of class.