The SATs 2019, or Statutory Assessment Tests are coming up in the next 3 months. Is your child ready and do you know what will be asked? Use our very handy quiz at the bottom to see how you will do in your child’s SATs, or get them to compete against you and see who wins…
First of all, Key Stage 1 SATs, taken at the end of Year 2 help alert teachers and the school to specific areas where support may be needed. The results are also scrutinised by Ofsted when they inspect schools to determine the consistency in performance and provide evidence of standards improving or declining.
Secondly, Key Stage 2 SATs are taken at the end (May / June) of Year 6. The results are often used by Secondary Schools to stream pupils starting Year 7. Other schools, however, use a combination of the Year 6 SATs scaled score, Year 7 CAT (Cognitive Ability Test) or their own entrance tests at the beginning of the academic year.
The dates for Keystage 1 and Keystage 2 SATS are fast nearing. The government set the SATs dates as follow:
- Keystage 1: May 2019 – Test period starts –
10 June 2019 – Phonics screening check week
- Keystage 2: 13 May 2019 – English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
14 May 2019 – English reading
15 May 2019 – Mathematics Papers 1 and 2
16 May 2019 – Mathematics Paper 3
Dates are similar for 2020 and 2021 can be found here.
Make sure to have a look at our pages on both the Keystage 1 SATs, as well as the Keystage 2 SATs.
Keystage 2 SATs exams
Paper 1: English Grammar & Punctuation – 45 minutes – 50 marks
Paper 2: English Spelling – 20 words, about 15 minutes – 20 marks
Paper 1: Arithmetic – 36 minutes (30 questions) – 40 marks
Paper2: Reasoning – 40 minutes (21 questions) – 35 marks
Paper 3: Reasoning – 40 minutes (21 questions) – 35 marks
There will however be no Science sample testing taking place in 2019.
In 2016, pupils in Year 2 and Year 6 were the first to sit the brand new SATs papers. The new exam is apparently more rigorous. It is not only set on the new curriculum for English and Maths. It also uses a completely new SATs marking scheme and grading system as explained on the Keystage 2 Therefore, only past papers from 2016, 2017 and 2018 are available for practice.
As of next year, 2020, there will be a Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) Assessment as a statutory assessment for all Year 4 pupils. Schools can also use this from 2019 to get accustomed to the process. The check window for the voluntary pilot will be open between 10 June and 28 June 2019. Pupils will be able to try out the MTC through a familiarisation area. This will help learners to get used to the check and understand the accessibility features if they require them.
We have taken questions similar to those in different areas of the 3 Maths papers for you to practice. These questions won’t be the same every time, so come back to practice as often as you like. See if you can do these 15 questions in 10 minutes.
SATs Math Quiz
Remember, no calculators or using Google.
The SATs quiz below is great practice. Make sure to have a piece of paper and a pen handy. In the real exam conditions, of course, your calculations will count. Remember, no calculator.
Here we go.
How well will you do in the Year 6 SATs exam. We have questions similar to those in previous SATs exams. Can you pass this test for 10-11-year-olds?