In the summer term, children at the end of Key Stage 1 sit SATs papers. SATs were completely overhauled in 2016 in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to reflect the changes to the national curriculum. Please see our performance from 2017 onwards in the statutory info section.
At the end of Year 2, children take SATs in:
Key Stage 1 READING
The reading test for Year 2 pupils involves two separate papers:
Each paper is worth 50 per cent of the marks, and should take around 30 minutes, but children will not be strictly timed, as the tests are not intended to assess children's ability to work at speed. The texts in the reading papers will cover a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and will get progressively more difficult towards the end of the test. Teachers will have the option to stop the test at any point that they feel is appropriate for a particular child.
There will be a variety of question types:
Key Stage 1 MATHS
The Key Stage 1 maths test comprises of two papers:
Children are not be able to use any additional resources such as calculators or number lines.
When do the KS1 SATs take place?
The KS1 SATs are administered in May each year.