Please see the DfE Performance Tables page for up-to-date Key Stage 2 SATs information.
It is important to note that Key Stage Two information concentrates on progress from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 and that pupils have only been at the school for two terms prior to taking the KS2 tests. This information therefore is not an accurate reflection of the attainment and progress from entry at Year 6 to exit at Year 8 in our 10-13 yrs Middle School.
This information allows you to compare your child’s performance at the end of Key Stage 2 with the attainment of other Year 6 pupils in our school and across England.
|Subject (2019)||Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard: School||Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard: Nationally (1)||Average scaled score: School (2)||Average scaled score: Nationally (3)|
|English, grammar, punctuation and spelling||85.1%||78%||105||106|
|English writing (teacher assessment)||84.6%||78.5%||N/A||N/A|
(1) Percentages for English reading, English grammar, punctuation and spelling, mathematics, and English writing teacher assessment (TA) are based on provisional headline information on the 2019 national curriculum assessments: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-assessments-key-stage-2-2019-interim/national-curriculum-assessments-at-key-stage-2-in-england-2019-interim
(2) Scaled scores guidance: www.gov.uk/guidance/scaled-scores-at-key-stage-2
(3) Average scaled scores for English reading, English grammar, punctuation and spelling and mathematics are based on provisional headline information on the 2019 national curriculum assessments: www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-assessments-key-stage-2-2018-interim/key-stage-2-2018-interim-results-text
(4) Science TA is based on provisional information relating to the 2019 national curriculum assessments: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-curriculum-assessments-key-stage-2-2019-provisional
Progress Between KS1 and KS2
Average progress that pupils have made in reading between KS1 and KS2
Average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2
Average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2
Percentage of pupils who've achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and maths
This is the performance data of year 8, our pupils in their final year.
SATs information for parents
Information on SATS for Parents
In the summer term of 2016, children in Year 2 and Year 6 were the first to take the new SATs papers. These tests in English and Maths are designed to reflect the new national curriculum, and are intended to be more rigorous. There is also be a completely new marking scheme to replace the existing national curriculum levels.
At the end of Year 6, children will sit tests in:
- Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
These tests will be both set and marked externally, and the results will come back into school some time at the end of June and the beginning of July.
The reading test will be a single paper with questions based on three/four passages of text which could be fiction, non-fiction or poetry. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.
There will be a selection of question types, including:
- Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story’
- Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story’
- Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the weather is like in the story’
- Short constructed response, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’
- Open-ended response, e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph? Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer.’
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test will consist of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.
The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:
- Selected response, e.g. ‘Identify the adjectives in the sentence below’
- Constructed response, e.g. ‘Correct/complete/rewrite the sentence below,’ or, ‘The sentence below has an apostrophe missing. Explain why it needs an apostrophe.’ Answers will need to be punctuated accurately.
Children will sit three papers in maths:
- Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes
- Papers 2 and 3: reasoning, 40 minutes per paper
Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:
- Multiple choice
- True or false
- Constrained questions, e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape or completing a table or chart
- Less constrained questions, where children will have to explain their approach for solving a problem
There is no longer a higher paper corresponding to the level 6 paper that pupils used to sit. The new test will contain higher order questions to cover this standard.
Science Test sampling
This is done every two years and not all children in Year 6 will take science SATs. However, a number of schools will be required to take part in science sampling: a test administered to a selected sample of children thought to be representative of the population as a whole. (early June is the science sampling test period in which your child might sit the tests.) For those who are selected, there will be three papers:
- Biology: 25 minutes, 22 marks
- Chemistry: 25 minutes, 22 marks
- Physics: 25 minutes, 22 marks
We haven’t been notified of our involvement in these tests at this moment in time.
New Scoring System
The previous national curriculum levels have been scrapped, and instead children will be given scaled scores. You will be given your child’s raw score (the actual number of marks they get), alongside their scaled score between 80 -130 and whether they have reached the national average a scaled score of 100. In the previous national curriculum and system of levels, a level 4 was seen as the average level of attainment expected by a pupil at the end of Yr.6. Under the new system the scaled score of 100 would equate to the old system 4b.
A teacher assessment for your child will be given to the DfE in Reading, Writing, Maths and Science. These will no longer be given as a level or number; but will say if they ‘have met’ or ‘have not met’ all of a series of statements defining the expected standard of what a child should know or be able to do by the end of Yr.6 in these subjects.
In Reading, Maths and Science
They will give either
- “Working at the expected standard” or
- “Not working at the expected standard”.
In Writing, rather than being given a simple met or not met the standards, pupils can be given one of three categories:
- “Working towards the expected standard”
- “Working at expected standards”
- “Working at greater depth within the expected standard”.