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How important are the Key Stage 2 SATs results?

July 3rd, 2017 by Grace Dickins

With the KS2 SATs results being released to schools later this week, we thought there was no better time to look at how important they are to your child's future.

What do SATs assess?

SATs assess how well students have understood what they've learnt in three subjects: mathematics, reading, and spelling, grammar and punctuation. It's only the second year of the new, harder SATs so 2017 results will only be comparable with last year.

Not all schools offer SATs. Indepen... Read More »

What is involved in the Year 6 SATs?

May 3rd, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

The Key stage 2 SAT's are given to help both teachers and parents understand how well a child is doing compared to their peers and better understand their strengths and weaknesses. The SAT's are compulsory for all seven year old children (Key Stage 1) and all eleven year old children (Key Stage 2). The results of the Year 6 SAT's are used to measure how a child has improved from Key Stage 1 and even what kind of results they may expect from their GCSE's.

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Exploring the Year 2 SAT's

April 14th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

If you have a child in year 2 or year 6 you may well be aware of the SATs they will have to face at the end of Key stages 1 and 2. Today we are going to explore the Year 2 SATs test. Children who started Year 2 in September 2015 will be the first to take the new style Key stage 1 SATs in May 2016.

What are the Year 2 SATs?

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1% fall in English SAT results

August 4th, 2009 by Emily

SAT English results have fallen for the first time since 1995. Only 80% of 11 year olds achieved the required standard of reading and writing, down from 81% last year. Maths and Science SAT results for Key Stage 2 remained the same as last year, at 79% and 88% respectively.

The statistics from the Department for Children, Schools and Families showed boys were falling ... Read More »