In 2024, SATs will take place over four days from Monday 13th May to Thursday 16th May 2024.
The timetable will follow soon.
SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) are formal tests taken to assess the progress of a child’s learning at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 6). The children will sit the following tests:
■Reading SATs: One paper with questions that are based on 3 passages of text. Students get 1 hour to answer the questions on the paper.
■KS2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling SATs: The written element of the spelling, punctuation and grammar SATs consists of a grammar and punctuation paper which lasts for 45 minutes. There is also a 20-word aural spelling test which lasts around 15 minutes.
■KS2 maths SATs: Paper 1 is the arithmetic paper which will last for 30 minutes. It will contain fixed response questions where children have to give the correct answers to calculations.
Papers 2 and 3 will involve a wider range of question types including multiple choice, true or false and reasoning based. Both papers will last 40 minutes each.
They will also be assessed by their teachers on subjects including speaking and listening, writing and, in some cases, science.