What is the expected National Curriculum level that most children achieve?
For KS1, children should achieve at least a level 2. For KS2, children the level should be at least level 4. For KS3, it should be level 5 to level 6. Obviously there will be some children who achieve a higher or a lower level than this according to their ability.
What happens if my child misses a test?
In KS1, children who are absent on the day when a test takes place are given another opportunity to take the test. For KS2/3, children who miss a test are recorded as absent and are not given a test level in that subject. They will still receive a teacher assessment.
How will my child be prepared for the test at school?
It is up to the individual school how much preparation they do for the SATís. Most schools go through past papers to help children get used to the format of the tests. Some schools have ďbooster groupsĒ for children who may be struggling in a certain area of the curriculum.