What are SATs?
SATs stand for Standard Assessment Tests. These tests are given at the end of Year 2 and Year 6 in Primary School Education. They are used to show your child’s progress compared with other children born in the same month.
What is tested?
In Year 2 tests are taken throughout May. The child is assessed in reading, writing, spelling and handwriting, maths and science. Teachers will set short pieces of work in English and Maths to see what level your child is at. Most times your child will be unaware that this is going on.
In Year 6 tests are more formal and children are more aware of the fact they are being assessed. The tests are carried out in a week in May. They cover the three core subjects, English, Maths and Science. The papers are sent away to be marked. The results will be issued to you before your child leaves Primary school to start Secondary.
What are the results used for?
The Year 6 SATs results are passed on to secondary schools. Some schools use these to appropriately place pupils into the correct level in some subjects.
What do the results mean?
Find out how the SATs are marked and what the levels mean.
Year 2 (Key Stage 1) SATS papers
Previous years SATs papers for reading, spelling and maths.
Year 6 SATS papers
Previous years SATs papers for reading, spelling, writing, mental maths, maths and science.