Year 6 SATs

 Year 6 Parents Workshop - September 2019

Firstly, a big thank you to all those parents who managed to attend the first SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) meeting of the year held today for Year 6 parents. If you were unable to attend, the PowerPoint from the workshop can be found below.

What are the SATs?

SATs are national tests that children currently sit twice during their time at primary school - once after the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and again at the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6). They're actually called End of Key Stage Tests and Assessments, but the acronym SATs (from another, earlier set of tests) has stuck.

 

What are SATs for?

SATs help teachers – and you – learn more about your child's strengths and weaknesses. Teachers can compare how well each child is doing with their peers, both in their school and across the country. They can also measure how much each child improves from one Key Stage to another and are used to predict the likelihood of children achieving specific results in their GCSEs. 

 In addition, head teachers, local authorities and the Department for Education use the results to help identify schools that are struggling and, if a school is doing really well, it can share what it's doing right with other schools.

 

When are they?

Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week beginning 11th May 2020.

The 2020 test timetable is as follows:

 Monday 11th May 2020 (English): Test 1 - Grammar and punctuation Test 2 – Spelling

Tuesday 12th May 2020 (English): Test 1 - Reading Paper

Wednesday 13th May 2020 (Maths): Test 1 – Arithmetic Test  Test 2 – Reasoning paper 1

Thursday 16th May 2020 (Maths): Test 1 - Reasoning paper 2

Please have a look at the below document that explains the SATs in more detail and gives examples of what the SATs papers may include.