SATS Prepration

SATS at key stage 1:

At the age of 7, your child will be required to take tests. These tests are primarily to enable teachers to learn more about the strengths and weaknesses of each individual pupil. As each child will normally have followed the Literacy and Numeracy syllabus as laid down by the government they should be ready to take the tests. Schools are required to administer the following:

  • Spelling
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing composition ( short & long task)
  • Mathematics

SATS at key stage 2:

At the age of 11, your child will be required to take tests. A new statutory test of English grammar, punctuation and spelling will be introduced for children at the end of Key Stage 2 from May 2013. The introduction of this new test reflects the Government’s beliefs that children should have mastered these important aspects of English by the time they leave primary school, and that appropriate recognition should be given to good use of English throughout their schooling. The test will assess levels 3-5 of the current statutory Key Stage 2 English National Curriculum programme of study for English. A separate level 6 test will be available for schools that wish to enter children who are expected to be working above level 5 in May 2013. The level 6 test will sample additional content from the Key Stage 3 programme of study for English. Schools are required to administer the following level 3-5 tests:

  • English reading
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling (new for 2013)
  • Mathematics