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Year 6 SATs 2018

SATs Tests for Year 6 pupils will take place between Monday 14th May and Thursday 17th May 2018

In the summer term of 2018, children in Year 2 and Year 6 will take the new style SATs papers first introduced in 2016. These tests in English and maths will reflect the current national curriculum.


At the end of Year 6, children will sit tests in:

These tests will be both set and marked externally, and the results will be used to measure your child's progress and the school's performance. Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.


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 test

The grammar, punctuation and spelling test will consist 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:

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:


Key Stage 2 science

Not all children in Year 6 will take Science SATs. However, a number of schools will be required to take part in science sampling: a test administered to a selected sample of children thought to be representative of the population as a whole.

For those who are selected, there will be three papers:


When will KS2 SATs take place in 2018?

The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 14th May 2018.


How will 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 standardised 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.