What are SATS?
They are Standard Assessment Tests; which are taken for KS1 by year 2 students, which are less formal and for KS2 by year 6 students which are formal and last over 4 to 5 days.
Some schools also test year 3, 4 and 5 students with Optional SATS.
SATS help monitor your child’s progress over the years at Primary School.
The more formal SATS, in year 6, can be daunting for many, hence students and parents begin preparing at an early stage, ensuring when the time comes, they are knowledgeable in all areas and are ready to be tested.
SATS Exam dates for 2019
DatesLevel 3-5Mon 13th May English Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling P1 & P2Tue 14th May English Reading Comprehension Wed 15th May Math Paper 1 and 2Thu 16th May Math Paper 3
SATS are made up of:
In English, SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) Test and a Comprehension Test.
- Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar – Paper 1 comprises 40 to 50 short-answer questions covering grammar, punctuation and vocabulary; Paper 2 is a spelling test with 20 questions.
- English Reading comprehension– one paper based on reading comprehension of three to four texts, with a total of 35 to 40 questions.
Mathematics – Papers 1 is an Arithmetic paper consisting of 35 to 40 questions
Paper 2 and Paper 3, are Reasoning papers consisting of 25-30 questions each.
Free SATS Papers