If your child will be sitting Y6 SATs in 2019, please read the following information for parents.
The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be carried out in the week beginning 13 May 2019.
The new-style SATs for English and maths, which were introduced in 2016, reflect the new national curriculum, and are more rigorous than previous years' tests. There is also a new SATs marking scheme and grading system which has replaced national curriculum levels.
At the end of Year 6, children sit tests in:
These tests are both set and marked externally, and the results are used to measure the school’s performance (for example, through reporting to Ofsted and published league tables). Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.
The reading test is a single paper with questions based on three passages of text. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.
There will be a selection of question types, including:
The reading content of the KS2 SATs will be now be more closely linked to the curriculum to ensure that children are drawing on their wider curriculum knowledge when answering reading comprehension questions.
Children 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:
Spelling, punctuation and grammar tests
The spelling, punctuation and grammar test consists 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: