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SATs Information and Help

Year 6 SATs Parent Meeting

What are SATs?

Your child will have sat SAT tests while in Year 2. They are standardised tests which all 10 and 11 year old children in Year 6 take in school, in England. They assess reading, grammar, spelling and Maths (arithmetic and Reasoning) skills. Once completed, the tests are sent away and externally marked, to be returned usually in July. They assess the learning of children from Year 3 to 6, testing the whole key stage objectives.


When are they?

The tests take place W/C Monday 13th May 2019. The final timetable is below:







English Grammar Paper 1 (Questions)


English Spelling Paper 2 (Spelling)

English Reading

Maths  Arithmetic Paper 1


Maths Reasoning Paper 2

Maths Reasoning Paper 3


How are the tests marked?

The children will sit the tests during May, and we will receive their results around mid July. The Maths, SPaG and Reading papers are all sent away and externally marked.


There isn't a writing test. How is writing levelled?

The children's writing is assessed by the Year 6 teachers, and often an external moderator comes to check our levelling. We look at the children's best work from the whole of year 6, and use this as a basis for our assessment which is why it is so important that the children work hard throughout the year. The children are given a level for their overall writing (working below the national standard, working at the national standard, exceeding the national standard).



In previous years, your child was assessed against a level system, with an average Year 6 pupil being expected to achieve a level 4b in their reading, writing and maths.



This system has been abolished and now, when you receive your child's SATs results you will be given the "raw score" that they achieved in their test, (in other words the number of correct responses they gave in the test, which could be out of 70 for Grammar and Spelling, or 110 for the Maths paper or 50 for the Reading paper).

Then, you will also receive a "scaled score" which is between 85 and 120.

The scaled scores mean:

  • A scaled score of 100 or more means that your child has achieved the national standard for the end of Year 6.
  • If your child's scaled score is below 100, they will be working below the national standard
  • If they have a scaled score of 110 or above, they will be exceeding the national standard.


If you have any questions about this, please don't hesitate to ask a member of staff.

Key Revision Materials:

Here are some activities and bits of information which I have found online that may help you when revising. Let me know if you find anything else which may be of use!




Remember our school eSafety rules when using these resources.

Maths Revision
Spelling and Grammar Revision
Reading Revision