KS2 SATs... What are they?
4th December 2017
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Key Stage 2 SATs are compulsory tests as a follow-on to Key Stage 1 SATs. Key Stage 2 SATs in English and Maths are taken at the end of Year 6.

The purpose of SAT’s being to improve standards in education Nationally to the benefit of pupils and teachers. SATs are aimed at creating a level playing field in subjects including English, Mathematics, Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling, supported by teacher assessment.

Historically, 61% of pupils reached the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics in 2017 compared to 53% in 2016. To reach the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics, a pupil must achieve a scaled score of 100 or more in reading and mathematics tests and a teacher assessment outcome of ‘reaching the expected standard’ or ‘working at a greater depth’ in writing.

What subjects are tested at KS 2?

Children at Key Stage 2 English SATs will be assessed on a range of reading and writing skills, including the ability to interpret information and comment on the writer’s choice of language e.g. their comprehension of the information being communicated. They will be assessed upon their sophisticated language and accurate punctuation.

Key Stage 2 Maths SATs requires children to know their time's tables, and how to use them to divide and multiply, use a protractor to measure angles, calculate the perimeter and area of shapes,  to interpret data and solve problems involving ratio and proportion.

Key Stage 2 Science SATs aren’t assessed externally at present, but some schools may still sit this test.

The dates for Key Stage 2 Testing:

Week beginning 14th May 2018 Key Stage 2 Test period – Key Stage 2 usually have their tests either the same week as Key Stage 1 or the following week, depending upon each school’s policy.

To prepare for SATs parents can help by speaking with the child's teacher for guidance and by practising with the children and by attending to spelling lists, learning times tables, and reading with their children to help them to enjoy learning. In addition, parents may seek additional external expert tuition where needed.

Bolton Tuition Centre specialises in aiding children in ‘Catching up, Keeping up, and Getting Ahead’ with planned support to enable students to maximise their opportunities for life.

If you would like any more information about Bolton Tuition Centre , give them a call on 01204 363550

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