The main changes to the tests from 2016 at Key stage 2 are:
- The inclusion of questions to assess new areas of core subjects in the national curriculum your child has been taught.
- A new arithmetic test to check your child is progressing with the fundamentals of mathematics.
|English: reading||1 paper|
|English: grammar, punctuation and spelling||2 papers: spelling; punctuation and grammar (including vocabulary)|
|Mathematics||2 papers: arithmetic; mathematical reasoning|
|Mathematics||1 paper: mathematical reasoning|
Your child will take these tests on set dates. These results are used in many secondary schools to group students in their respected classes traditionally referred to as sets, top SATs grade means top sets and bottom SATs grade means bottom sets.
Key Stage 2 SATs results also form the aim or target GCSE grade that the school sets for your child.
Let Grade Up help you to support your child, better SATs grade means a top set, which means a higher GCSE aim grade which means access to the higher level of curriculum, which would potentially result in higher GCSE grades and hence a brighter future.