Key Stage 2 SAT

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. In May, week commencing 13 May 2019, our Year 6 pupils will take tests in English grammar, punctuation and spelling, reading and Mathematics.

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.

SATs Timetable 2020

Date Test
Monday 11th May English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Paper 1: Questions
  English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Paper 2: Spelling
Tuesday 12th May English Reading
Wednesday 13th May Mathematics Paper 1: Arithmetic
  Mathematics Paper 2: Reasoning
Thursday 14th May Mathematics Paper 3: Reasoning

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.

SATs Data 2019

This information allows you to compare your child’s performance at the end of Key Stage 2 with the attainment of other Year 6 pupils in our school and across England.

Subject Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard: School Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard: Nationally (1) Average scaled score: School (2) Average scaled score: Nationally (3)
English Reading 75% 73% 104.0 104.4
English, grammar, punctuation and spelling 70% 78% 103.6 106.3
Mathematics 76% 79% 104.3 105.0
English writing (teacher assessment) 81% 78% N/A N/A
Science (teacher assessment) 88% 83% N/A N/A

(1) Percentages for English reading, English grammar, punctuation and spelling, mathematics, and English writing teacher assessment (TA) are based on provisional headline information on the 2019 national curriculum assessments: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-assessments-key-stage-2-2019-interim/national-curriculum-assessments-at-key-stage-2-in-england-2019-interim

(2) Scaled scores guidance: www.gov.uk/guidance/scaled-scores-at-key-stage-2

(3) Average scaled scores for English reading, English grammar, punctuation and spelling and mathematics are based on provisional headline information on the 2019 national curriculum assessments: www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-assessments-key-stage-2-2018-interim/key-stage-2-2018-interim-results-text

(4) Science TA is based on provisional information relating to the 2019 national curriculum assessments: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-curriculum-assessments-key-stage-2-2019-provisional

SATs Data 2018

Subject Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard: school Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard: nationally(1) Average scaled score: school(2) Average scaled score: nationally(3)
English Reading 74.30% 75% 104 105
English, grammar, punctuation and spelling 73.30% 78% 104 106
Mathematics 67.30% 76% 103 104
English writing (teacher assessment) 84.70% 78% N/A N/A
Science (teacher assessment) 88.0% 82% (2017 data)(4) N/A N/A

(1) Percentages for English reading, English grammar, punctuation and spelling, mathematics, and English writing teacher assessment (TA) are based on provisional headline information on the 2018 national curriculum assessments: www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-assessments-key-stage-2-2018-interim/key-stage-2-2018-interim-results-text

(2) Scaled scores guidance: www.gov.uk/guidance/scaled-scores-at-key-stage-2

(3) Average scaled scores for English reading, English grammar, punctuation and spelling and mathematics are based on provisional headline information on the 2018 national curriculum assessments: www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-assessments-key-stage-2-2018-interim/key-stage-2-2018-interim-results-text

(4) Science TA is based on revised information relating to the 2017 national curriculum assessments: www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-curriculum-assessments-key-stage-2-2017-revised

Progress Between KS1 and KS2

Average progress that pupils have made in reading bwteeen KS1 and KS2 -1.75
Average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2 -1.42
Average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2 -2.13
Percentage of pupils who've achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and maths 9%

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