Between the dates of Monday 13th May 2024 – Thursday 16th May 2024, Year 6 will be sitting the national Standard Assessment Tests (SATs). They will be tested on the following areas:
Maths – arithmetic and reasoning
Spelling, punctuation and grammar
These tests will be marked externally, and the results will be used to measure your child’s progress and the school’s performance. Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.
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|Key Stage 2 Reading
The reading test will provisionally be a single paper with questions based on one 800-word text and two passages of 300 words. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.
There will be a selection of question types, including:
Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story’
|Key Stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling test
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test will consist of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.
The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:
Selected response, e.g. ‘Identify the adjectives in the sentence below’
|Key Stage 2 maths
Children will sit three papers in maths:
Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes (written)
|Key Stage 2 science
Not all children in Year 6 will take science SATs. However, a number of schools will be required to take part in science sampling: a test administered to a selected sample of children thought to be representative of the population as a whole. For those who are selected, which will be decided at a later date, there will be three papers:
Biology: 25 minutes, 22 marks
How will Key Stage 2 SATs be marked?
Children will be given standardised scores. You will be given your child’s score, alongside the average for their school, the local area and nationally. There will also be a ‘performance descriptor’ of the expected standard for Key Stage 2 pupils. The Department for Education is aiming for 85 per cent of children to reach or exceed that standard.
Are there any sample papers?
Yes – The Government produced sample papers with mark schemes. You can have a look at them by clicking here