Information regarding Year 6 SATS
All Year 6 children are required to take externally-set assessments in English and Maths. The standard papers cover levels 3-5, with level 4 being the expected national average at the end of primary school. Children sit the following tests:
Year 6 English SATs
The English grammar, punctuation and spelling test covers sentence grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, handwriting and spelling and was introduced in 2013. This replaced the old writing paper, with writing now being tested purely through teacher assessment.
Year 6 maths SATs
*Mathematics – Papers 1 and 2, each lasting 45 minutes, and Paper 3, a 20-minute mental maths test. Calculators are not permitted
In addition, high-achieving children may be entered for Level 6 SATs papers in the same subjects. The Department for Education (DfE) advises that only children who are expected to achieve a level 6 should take these tests. They must also take the level 3-5 paper first, and can only be awarded a level 6 if they also achieve level 5 on the standard paper. If they don’t pass the level 6 paper, they are awarded the grade from their level 3-5 test instead.
KS2 SATs will be held in the week beginning 11 May 2015.
|Monday 11 May||Levels 3-5 English reading
Level 6 English reading
|Tuesday 12 May||Levels 3-5 English grammar, punctuation and spelling
Level 6 English grammar, punctuation and spelling
|Wednesday 13 May||Levels 3-5 mental mathematics
Levels 3-5 mathematics Paper 1
|Thursday 14 May||Levels 3-5 mathematics Paper 2
Level 6 mathematics Paper 1
Level 6 mathematics Paper 2 (calculator allowed)