Many of us have children in primary schools and we are just wondering about the exact 2011 SATs’ dates. We don’t want to miss these key dates when our kid will need the most support from us. But before the dates, let’s just refer to the duration of each test that children will take.
The 2011 KS2 tests’ duration
- Reading Comprehension: 60 minutes
- Shorter Writing Task: 2o minutes
- Longer Writing Task: 45 minutes
- Spelling/Handwriting Test: No time limit set
- Paper A – Calculator NOT allowed: 45 minutes
- Paper B – Calculator allowed: 45 minutes
- Mental Arithmetic Test: No time limit set
The 2011 KS2 tests’ dates
The KS2 SATs start straight after Easter holidays. These are the key dates:
- English reading test: Monday 9 May 2011
- English writing tests and spelling test: Tuesday 10 May 2011
- Mental mathematics test and mathematics Test A: Wednesday 11 May 2011
- Mathematics Test B: Thursday 12 May 2011
- Science sampling tests (selected sample schools only): Friday 13 May 2011
For more information, feel free to visit the QCDA official website.
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