Your child will do SATs in Year 2, Year 6 and Year 9. The only externally marked SATs are in Year 2 and 6, the others are teacher assessed.
Under the changes, from 2016 the government expects 85% of pupils to reach a ‘good level of attainment’ in updated Key Stage 2 SATs (as opposed to the current 65% – a massive increase).
With levels abolished and the introduction of ‘performance descriptors’, it looks like there will be a lot less emphasis on expected grades for each year group, but rather a focus on whether a child has acquired the expected knowledge or not. The government will set the precise extent of progress required in each year group once the new Key Stage 2 tests have been set for the first time in May 2016.
We prepare children very well for SATs using specific programs and past papers for revision. We aim to promote confidence and a ‘can do’ attitude.
To book an assessment or for more information Contact us on 01332 347771