Year 6 Assessment

  • End of Year 6 (Key Stage 2):

    Do you have a child in Year 6? If so, they will take the key stage 2 national curriculum tests, also known as SATs, in May 2018. They are marked externally and the results sent to schools. Before the end of the summer term, we will send you a report. The report will include test results and teacher assessment judgements. Your child’s teacher forms the teacher assessment judgements. They judge what your child has achieved in maths, reading, writing and science at the end of Year 6. Together, these tests and assessments should provide you with a good sense of the standard that your child is working at in these subjects.

    Key Stage 2 Tests:

    Your child will take tests in maths, reading and grammar, punctuation and spelling in May. We will report these test results as a scaled score for each subject. There is no writing test; writing is judged by teacher assessment only.

    • A scaled score of 100 means a child is working at the expected standard for the end of the key stage.

    • A scaled score below 100 indicates that a child may need more support to help them reach the expected standard.

    • A scaled score above 100 suggests a child is working above the expected standard for the key stage.

    The highest scaled score a child can achieve is 120. At present a scaled score of 110 and over is considered as a high level of attainment (basically the equivalent of Greater Depth in writing).

    Teacher Assessment:

    Please note for teacher assessment ‘working towards’ and ‘working at greater depth’ are only awarded for writing. So basically apart from writing, a child can only be ‘at the expected standard’ or ‘not at the expected standard’ in reading, maths and science. Those judged to be at Greater Depth in writing are working above the national expected standard.


    Grammar & Punctuation Test (out of 50 marks) Spelling Test (out of 20 marks)

    Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Test (out of 70 marks) Reading Test (out of 50 marks)

    Mathematics Arithmetic Test (out of 40 marks) Mathematics Reasoning Test 1 (out of 35 marks)

    Mathematics Reasoning Test 2 (out of 35 marks) Mathematics Test (out of 110 marks)

    MARK REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE THE EXPECTED STANDARD IN 2017 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (pass mark: 36/70, higher level: 56/70). Reading (pass mark: 26/50, higher level: 39/50). Mathematics (pass mark: 57/110, higher level: 95/110).

    Monday 14th May 2018 – Key Stage 2 Test Week commences.


    English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling – Monday 13th May 2019
    English Reading – Tuesday 14th May 2019
    Mathematics Papers 1 and 2 – Wednesday 15th May 2019
    Mathematics Paper 3 – Thursday 16th May 2019 

    The end of key stage 2 assessments are a way of making sure every child has mastered the basics when they leave primary education. The results help teachers identify where children may need extra help and support as they move to secondary school. If you have any questions about your child’s results and what support they might need to do well in secondary school, you should speak to their teacher. Some children won’t have taken the tests if their teacher thought they were working below the standard of the tests. If this is the case for your child, their teacher will assess them separately using different national measurements, called pre-key stage standards. If this situation applies to your child, then you should discuss any extra support they may need with their teacher.

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