SATs Centre for English

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Key Stage 1

Welcome to English SATs Centre Section. We have lots to help with the end of Key Stage Tests and Assessments.
What are the Key Stage 1 English SATs?
In Year 2 at the end of Key Stage 1 (KS1) SATs have been replaced by teacher assessment. The tasks and tests are taken when the school chooses. The new curriculum sets out what should be taught by the end of each key stage. Your child's schools will have the freedom to develop a curriculum which is relevant to their pupils and enables them to meet these end of key stage expectations. Schools will be able to introduce their own approaches to formative assessment, to support pupil attainment and progression. Your child’s teacher will use the child’s work (including spoken work and homework) to work out whether they have achieved the end of key stage expectations. You can ask for the results but they’re only used to help the teacher. Each child is teacher assessed in Reading, writing (including spelling and handwriting), Maths (including number, shape, space and measurement)and Science.
Key Stage 1 English Past Papers
Even though the formal tests haven’t been taken for a long time, the old papers are useful to look at as a reference point for the type of questions at the end of Key Stage 1.
Key Stage 1 English Revision Buster
Lots of helpful worksheets, games and videos to help learn, understand, practise and test the 2014 curriculum aims.
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Key Stage 2

What are Key Stage 2 SATs?
Schools are required to administer the following levels 3-5 tests: English reading, English grammar, punctuation and spelling.
The English grammar, punctuation and spelling test at levels 3-5 has two components, worth a total of 70 marks: a booklet of short-answer questions (Paper 1) and a spelling task(Paper 2).
Paper 1, the short-answer questions, consists of between 40 and 50 questions assessing grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. Each question is worth one or two marks with a total for the paper of 50 marks. The questions are: selected response items (such as multiple choice questions) or short, open response items, in which children may have to write a word, a few words or a sentence.
Paper 2, the spelling task, consists of 20 sentences, which are read aloud by the test administrator. Each sentence has a word missing which the child must complete. The task is worth a total of 20 marks.
Schools may also choose to administer level 6 versions of these tests. The level 6 test consists of three components, worth a total of 50 marks: an extended task, a booklet of short-answer questions, a spelling task.

The English reading test booklet will contain three or four texts. The least demanding text will come first with the following texts increasing in level of difficulty.
Instead of being given 15 minutes reading time and 45 minutes to answer the questions, children will have a total of one hour to read the texts and complete the questions at their own pace.
The reading answer booklet will comprise approximately 35 to 40 questions (totalling 50 marks). The questions are:
shorter, closed response items (such as multiple choice and matching questions); shorter, open response items; and longer, open response items that require children to explain and comment on the texts in order to demonstrate a full understanding. Questions are worth 1, 2 or 3 marks.
Key Stage 2 English Past Papers
From 2013 the English Key Stage 2 tests covered: English reading, English grammar, punctuation and spelling (SPAG). Writing is now assessed by your child's class teacher instead of a formal assessment. The tests are taken in mid-May and last under 5.5 hours in total (including maths tests). You’ll get the results in July. If your child is demonstrating higher achievement then the headteacher may put them in for extra tests. When your child reaches the end of Key Stage 2 the teacher will also give reports on your child’s progress in English, maths and science.
KeyStage 2 English SATs Buster
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