Year 6 SATs
In the summer term, children in Year 6 undertake their SATs. These tests in English and maths reflect the new national curriculum.
At the end of Year 6, children sit tests in:
Key Stage 2 READING
The reading test is 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 are administered during one fixed timetabled week in May each year.
How will the Key Stage 2 SATs be marked?
The children's raw scores are converted into Scaled Scores. A scaled score of at least 100 means your child has met the National Standard. You will be given your child's score, alongside the average for their school, the local area and nationally.