SATs for KS1 & KS2
What Are SATs?
SATs are national tests that children take twice during their primary school life. Firstly, at the end of Key Stage 1 (KS1) in Year 2, and then secondly, at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2) in Year 6. These standardised tests are actually known as End of Key Stage Tests and Assessments, but most people know them as SATs.
What Do SATs Aim To Achieve?
SATs are an indicator of the progress your child has made at the school so far. They are not a measure of whether your child is passing or failing; they simply show where your child is currently working at on their journey.
SATs at KS1
KS1 tests are assessed by teachers. This means that there is no external marking, except occasionally for moderation, and the tests themselves tend to be fairly informal, so as not to create any undue pressure for children. Currently, children are tested in Mathematics (reasoning & arithmetic) and English (reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar).
SATs at KS2
Children sit their second SATs at KS2 in Year 6. These tests are more formal than those taken in KS1 and have set exam days as well as external marking. Children will take exams in English (reading, comprehension, grammar, punctuation and spelling) and Mathematics (reasoning and arithmetic).
Please refer to the latest Parent Information Guidance below.