During this year, children in Year 6 will take their SATs papers based on the new 2014 NC. These tests in English and Maths will reflect the new national curriculum, and are intended to be more rigorous. There will also be a completely new marking scheme to replace the existing national curriculum levels.
•These tests will be both set and marked externally, and the results will be used to measure the school’s performance (for example, through reporting to Ofsted and published league tables). A child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.
•The previous national curriculum levels have been scrapped, and instead children will be given scaled scores. Parents will be given their child’s raw score (the actual number of marks they get), alongside their scaled score and whether they have reached the national average. The score needed to reach the national average is around a 100 mark, however we are unable to say how many marks the children will need to achieve (in their raw score) to get the 100 mark. With this being said, we are unsure what the national average will look like, however we have robust testing strategies in place to help your child reach their full potential. As you know from parents evenings, currently we are able to tell you whether your child is on track to being age expected rather than a level or a score.
•There is no longer an extension paper (Level 6 paper), all children will be sitting the same paper.
Please be rest assured the children and staff are working collaboratively in the run up to SATs. We are extremely proud of the determination and effort our children are showing!