If your child is doing Year 6 SATs this year, they will be tested in maths and English. The Science SAT paper was discontinued in 2011.
Maths SATs consist of three papers: Mental Maths (20 mins), Non-calulator paper (45 mins) and Calculator paper ( 45 mins). A few children will sit two additional Level 6 papers in maths – both of which are 45 minutes.
English SATs have a reading paper (1 hour) and a Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling paper (aka SPAG test) which lasts 45 minutes. A few children will sit additional Level 6 reading tests and SPAG tests. The writing tasks were discontinued in 2012 and this is now teacher-assessed.
Children are not automatically entered into the Level 6 papers. Your school will contact you to discuss this if they feel it would be beneficial to your child.
Here are the dates:
|Monday 12 May||English Reading Test|
|Tuesday 13 May||English Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling (SPaG)|
|Wednesday 14 May||Mental Maths Test and Maths Paper 1|
|Thursday 15 May||Maths Paper 2|