SAT Past Papers – KS2 Past Papers

First of all, Key Stage 2 SATs, taken at the end of Year 6 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.

What do the SATs measure?

As a result, the SAT’s test school pupils in the three core subjects. Plus:

  • Your pupils’ school success in teaching these core subjects (English, Maths and Science); and
  • Your child’s progress.

Therefore, the SATs are now carried out at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 6). In 2010 Key Stage 3 SATs were scrapped and have been replaced by formal teacher assessment in each of the National Curriculum subjects.

Similarly, it was confirmed on 14 September 2017, that Key Stage 1 SATs will be made non-statutory (schools will be able to choose whether they want to take it) in 2023. Until then all Year 2 pupils will be subject to these assessments.

Most noteworthy is that the content of these assessments is prescribed by the National Curriculum.

Keystage 2

Key Stage 2 consists of Years 3-6 and pupils’ ages range from 7-11. During May of Year 6, the final year of Key Stage 2, children undertake 3 National Curriculum Tests: Reading, Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling and Mathematics.
Once again these assessments comprise both tests and teacher judgements.

The judgements at Key Stage 2 differ from Key Stage 1 because of the different roles played.

Reading and Mathematics also have fewer judgements as the focus is on the test scores. Subsequently, science has only one judgement, as in Key Stage 1. The Teacher Assessment Framework is very helpful in explaining the finer details of this process.

Exam Preparation for all ages, all in one place.

School News

Temple Grafton CofE Primary School was awarded the first place in the Telegraph’s top 1000 primaries in the UK in 2016. Even though the school is very small, with only 111 learners in 2016, their SAT scores showed a 100% pass rate at the expected level. Furthermore, 46% of learners met the higher standard that year. According to the head teacher, Sarah Hendry, the success of the school is directly associated with a family feel in the classroom. Ms Hendry highlighted the highly committed staff and the sense of community within the school. The school involves everyone; children, parents and teachers.

The school also believes in keeping a ‘balanced curriculum’, involving a wide range of extracurricular activities. These include the choir and drama productions. Ms Hendry also said: “It’s important to have that balance so the children can enjoy learning. We’re really motivated to ensure our children become independent learners so they can think for themselves.”