KS2 SATs in Year 6
In Year 6 SATs are a more formal process of testing, and children will sit KS2 SATs 2023 in:
They will also be assessed by their teachers on subjects including speaking and listening, writing and, in some cases, science.
By using teacher assessment, schools and the government are able to judge a child’s performance in a subject over a longer period of time. This means that teachers are able to account for a child’s whole knowledge and ability in a subject, not just that which comes to the fore in a test environment.
Ordinarily, the dates for the KS2 SATs run over one week per school year.
It is during this time that your Year 6 child will complete 6 different tests, English for the first part of the week and maths for the second.
KS2 SATs 2024 Dates – Testing Period
Monday May 13th 2023:
Spelling, punctuation and grammar Test
Spelling – 20 minutes
Punctuation and grammar Test- Grammar/Punctuation – 45 minutes
Tuesday May 14th 2023:
Reading Test – 60 minutes
Wednesday May 15th 2023:
Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic) – 30 minutes
Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning) – 40 minutes
Thursday May 16th 2023:
Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning) – 40 minutes
For Key Stage 2 children, SATs results day is some time in the first two weeks of July.
By this date papers will have been marked by the external examiners, the raw marks converted into a scaled score and made available to parents. You will be told whether or not your child is meeting the expected standard along with both versions of their score. As well as this, your child’s school will share how their results compare to the national average.