The Key Stage 2 SATs will take place between 13th and 17th May 2024
Key Stage 2 SATs
Key Stage 2 SATs are upon children within 2 terms of arriving at our school. The National Curriculum tests are designed to assess children's knowledge and understanding of specific elements of the Key Stage 2 programmes of study. They provide a snapshot of a child's attainment at the end of the Key Stage.
Teachers will assess their pupils against the year group expectations for each subject including writing. Teachers will take into account written, practical and oral work as well as classroom work, homework and any informal tests taken in class.
Parents will receive a report at the end of the year which will include results of the National Curriculum tests.
KS2 English reading test
The English reading test focuses on the comprehension elements of the national curriculum and includes a mixture of text genres. The test is designed so that the texts increase in their level of difficulty. The test consists of a reading booklet and a separate answer booklet. Pupils will have one hour to read the 3 texts in the reading booklet and complete the questions which are worth 50 marks in total. Pupils can approach the test as they choose, for example working through one text and answering the questions before moving on to the next.
KS2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test focuses on knowing and applying grammatical terminology with the full range of punctuation tested.
There are 2 papers:
- Paper 1: short answer questions
- Paper 2: spelling Paper 1: short answer questions is a combined question and answer booklet.
There are no contextual items in the test. Pupils will have 45 minutes to answer the questions which are worth 50 marks in total. Paper 2: spelling consists of a test transcript to be read by the test administrator and an answer booklet for pupils to complete 20 missing words. The test is expected to take approximately 15 minutes, but is not strictly timed. The questions are worth 20 marks in total.
KS2 Mathematics test
The mathematics test comprises 2 components, presented to pupils as 3 test papers:
- Paper 1: arithmetic
- Paper 2: reasoning
- Paper 3: reasoning
Square grids are provided where pupils need to show their method, in some answer spaces of the arithmetic paper and some of the questions on Paper 2.
Paper 1: arithmetic assesses basic mathematical calculations. The questions cover straightforward addition and subtraction and more complex calculations with fractions worth 1 mark each. They also cover long divisions and long multiplications worth 2 marks each. Pupils will have 30 minutes to answer the questions which are worth 40 marks.
Papers 2 and 3 assess mathematical fluency, solving mathematical problems and mathematical reasoning. Pupils will have 40 minutes to complete each test paper worth 35 marks per paper.
Key Stage 2 - Maths and English
The Key Stage 2 National Curriculum tests are designed to assess a child's knowledge and understanding of specific elements of the Key Stage 2 programmes of study. They provide a snapshot of a child's attainment at the end of the Key Stage. It is important to note that pupils have only been at our school for two terms prior to taking the KS2 tests. Whilst the SATs provide useful information to support future learning at SMS, they not an accurate reflection of the progress made by pupils during the three years they spend with us. We are however committed to ensuring all pupils achieve as highly as possible in their SATs; this involves working very closely with all our feeder first schools.
Please see the DfE Performance Tables page for up to date Key Stage 2 SATs information.
|Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard: School
|Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard: Nationally
|Average scaled score: School
|Average scaled score: Nationally
|English, grammar, punctuation and spelling
Progress Between KS1 and KS2
|Average progress that pupils have made in reading between KS1 and KS2
|Average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2
|Average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2
|Percentage of pupils who achieved at least the expected standard in reading, writing and maths
|Percentage of pupils who achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and maths