Year 6 SATs 2017
In the summer term of 2017, children in Year 6 will take the SATs papers introduced in 2016. These tests in English and maths will reflect the new national curriculum, and are intended to be more rigorous. There will also be a completely new marking scheme to replace the existing national curriculum levels.
At the end of Year 6, children will sit tests in:
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:
Key Stage 2 GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION AND SPELLING
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test will consist of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and a spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.
The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:
Key Stage 2 MATHS
Children will sit three papers in maths:
Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division.
Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:
When will the Keys Stage 2 SATs take place?
The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 8 May 2017.
How will the Key Stage 2 SATs be marked?
The old system of national curriculum levels is now no longer used, after the department of education abolished it in Summer 2015. Instead, children will be given scaled 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.