Where do the KS2 SATs papers go to be marked?

Posted May 12th, 2011 in 2011 SATs KS2, ks2 sats papers by admin

 
 The KS2 SATs papers are collected by your child’s year 6 teacher at the end of  each test and dispatched to external markers across the country. For the credibility of the marking process and the final KS2 SATs results, the external markers should have no personal interest in any of the children taking the test. They should also have no recent connection with any of the allocated schools they are marking papers for.

The external markers are usually teachers or other people working closely with children in education (ie. Teaching Assistant).

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KS2 Level Thresholds 2007

Posted May 8th, 2011 in KS2 Level thresholds by admin
With the 2007 SATs past papers, the KS2 level thresholds 2007 will help you determine the level that your child has achieved in Reading, Writing, Science and Maths.

PDf version of the KS2 level thresholds 2007

 
 

KS2 Level thresholds 2007

English – Reading 

Level Mark range
N 0-9
3 10-17
4 18-32
5 33-50

 

English – Writing

Level Mark range
N 0-11
3 12-24
4 25-36
5 37-50

 

English – overall

Level Mark range
N 0-18
2 19-21
3 22-42
4 43-69
5 70-100

 

Mathematics

Level Mark range
N 0-15
2 16-18
3 19-45
4 46-78
5 79-100

 

Science

Level Mark range
N 0-19
2 20-22
3 23-40
4 41-61
5 62-80

 

Click here to download the PDf version of the KS2 level thresholds 2007

Source: QCDA

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KS2 Level thresholds 2009

Posted May 8th, 2011 in KS2 Level thresholds by admin

Used in collaboration with the 2009 SATs past papers the KS2 level thresholds will help you determine the level that your child has achieved in Reading, Writing, Science and Maths.

PDf version of the KS2 level thresholds 2009

 

KS2 Level thresholds 2009

English – Reading 

Level Mark range
N 0-11
3 12-18
4 19-30
5 31-50

 

English – Writing

Level Mark range
N 0-10
3 11-24
4 25-35
5 36-50

 

English – overall

Level Mark range
N 0-19
2 20-22
3 23-43
4 44-66
5 67-100

 

Mathematics

Level Mark range
N 0-14
2 15-17
3 18-45
4 46-76
5 77-100

 

Science

Level Mark range
N 0-17
2 18-20
3 21-39
4 40-62
5 63-80

Click here to download the PDf version of the KS2 level thresholds 2009

Source: QCDA

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KS2 Level thresholds 2008

Posted May 7th, 2011 in KS2 Level thresholds by admin
 
Used in collaboration with the 2008 SATs past papers, the KS2 level thresholds will help you determine the level that your child has achieved in Reading, Writing, Science and Maths.

PDf version of the KS2 level thresholds 2008

 

KS2 Level thresholds 2008

English – Reading 

Level Mark range
N 0-10
3 11-17
4 18-31
5 32-50

 

English – Writing

Level Mark range
N 0-11
3 12-24
4 25-36
5 37-50

 

English – overall

Level Mark range
N 0-19
2 20-22
3 23-42
4 43-68
5 69-100

 

Mathematics

Level Mark range
N 0-14
2 15-17
3 18-44
4 45-78
5 78-100

 

Science

Level Mark range
N 0-18
2 19-21
3 22-40
4 41-63
5 64-80

 

Click here to download the PDf version of the KS2 level thresholds 2008

Source: QCDA

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How KS2 SATs revision books can help your child progress?

Posted May 6th, 2011 in KS2 SATs Books, KS2 sats revision book by admin

Parents often look for the best ways of preparing their children for the KS2 SATs and curriculum. Many turn to KS2 SATs revision books to help their children succeed while other parents have their own personal ways.

But what are the best ways of preparing kids for the KS2 tests and program? can KS2 SATs revision books really help your child progress? By the end of this article you will have looked at different benefits that many parents have found when using KS2 SATs revision books.

 

Going through teachers’ notes is not always possible

While older students will tend to go through their class notes and repeat the different exercises done in class, this method of studying is not always suitable for KS2 children. Young kids might find it very boring because they only feel that they re-do exercises that they had already done.

 

Using KS2 SATs revision books can be fun and motivating

One solution to this issue could be to use KS2 SATs revision books in addition to past SATs papers. KS2 children often find a well designed revision book very fun as well as motivating.

Good KS2 SATs revision books are in line with the National curriculum

Revision guides can also be very useful when they are in line with the National Curriculum. In this case they include a breakdown of the whole curriculum organised in topics. Some details on how to work out the level that your child has achieved are also provided. This helps you as a parent to be sure that your child has learned what they are expected to cover during the year.

 

 

Good revision guides organise learning into manageable parts

Children can quickly be overwhelmed by the amount of work they have to do. Effective revision books allow your child to go through the different topics step by step while the level of difficulty gradually increases. Your child can then attempt the test paper and do only the questions that they have already covered or revised in the revision guide. Done this way, revisions are often seen as less daunting for many kids since parents can break their revision down chunks by chunks.

 

KS2 SATs revision books are ideal to reinforce learning

Revision guides can also be very useful in reinforcing previous learning. Buying a guide related to the year class that your child has just finished will help them remember what they learnt the previous year. It helps especially the child who is weak at a subject to go through the different areas that they found difficult during the year. This is particularly relevant when the revision guide includes review and answer sections.

 

 

They can be used as a teaching tool

As well as being used to consolidate learning, KS2 SATs revision books can also be utilised as a teaching tool. They can be very helpful before your child reaches year 6. Used during the summer holidays for instance, they help your child to have their first exposure to the next year program ahead of the other kids. When it will be time for your child’s teacher to teach the topic, your child will understand it better and this teaching will only play the role of revisions or consolidation activities.

 

The best KS2 SATs revision books?

The best revision guides break the different topics and exercises into manageable chunks, have a review and an answer sections, are fun for children and have sample past papers or exam type questions included as well as some references to curriculum levels achieved by your child.  This one is highly graded by parents and I think it is a very good KS2 revison book.

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How important are the KS2 SATs?

Posted May 1st, 2011 in English ks2, ks2 sats papers, Maths ks2, SATs Tests, Science KS2 by admin

 The SATs tests have recently been the subject of many discussions. But how are these tests so important? By the end of this article, you will have a better understanding of how SATs can be crucial for pupils, parents, teachers and schools.

 

Importance for children

The KS2 SATs are the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Tests that your child takes when they reach year 6, the final year of primary school. They are very important for your child because their results usually reflect what your child has learned throughout their primary school years. They also help your child to pin point their areas of strengths and weaknesses.

 

Importance for parents

The KS2 SATs can also very useful to some parents who would like to have a brief overview of how well their child is doing. It is a way for parents to know if their child has has achieved the “expected level” and learnt what they were supposed to have learnt by the end of year 6. It can be helpful if you want to know where your child is positioned compared to the average results that are achieved by other children of the same age.

 

Importance for teachers and schools

The SATs results are also significant to many year 6 teachers. But as the SATs are designed to judge the level your child is working at, they have a crucial importance for the secondary school your child will be going to. After applying the marking level threshold, the exact level of each child will be determined in maths, English and Science.

These data gathered from the different levels achieved by your child will then follow them throughout their secondary school years. When your child reaches year 7, they will usually be placed in sets in English, Maths and Science. Each set group has students of the same level. The year 6 SATs’ results will be used to place your child in an appropriate set corresponding to their ability, ability judged by their SATs’ results.

Other tests are carried out in year 7 to re-evaluate these levels and determine whether your child has significantly improved. But it is usually rare that a child improves beyond what was expected of them.

The teacher’s assessment and your child’s KS2 SATs results are used to stream your child at secondary school. Therefore the SATs can be very important to parents who would like their children to be in a specific set from the start.

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What are the 2011 KS2 SATs’ dates?

Posted April 21st, 2011 in 2011 SATs KS2, ks2 sats papers, KS2 test dates by admin

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

English

  • Reading Comprehension: 60 minutes
  • Shorter Writing Task: 2o minutes
  • Longer Writing Task: 45 minutes
  • Spelling/Handwriting Test: No time limit set

 

Maths

  • 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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Science SATs Papers KS2

Posted April 20th, 2011 in 2011 SATs KS2, Science KS2 by admin

science sats papers KS2Taking a head start and being fully aware of the layout of the KS2 SATs papers in Science can be crucial to your child. Practising some Science SATs papers as often as possible will definitely help them succeed. So feel free to use the ones supplied here to you for free.

 

2012 Science SATs papers

 

2011 Science SATs papers

 

2010 Science SATs papers

 

2009 Science SATs papers

 

2008 Science SATs papers

 

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Grammar KS2 test and KS2 SATs English Papers

Posted April 18th, 2011 in 2013 KS2 Sats, English ks2 by admin

grammar KS2 test

It is very important that your child gets familiar with the language of the Grammar KS2 test and the KS2 SATs English Papers in general before the real test. So feel free to use these KS2 Sats papers which are provided free of charge for your children’s educational needs. You will find below the following:

 

2013 Past SATs papers

 

2013 Level 3-5 English grammar, punctuation, spelling test

level 3-5 English grammar, punctuation, spelling paper 1

Level 3-5 English grammar, punctuation, spelling paper 2

level 3-5 English grammar, punctuation paper 2 instructions
Level 3-5 English Grammar, punctuation, spelling mark scheme
 

2013 Level 3-5 English Reading Test

Level 3-5 English Reading booklet

level 3-5 English Reading answer booklet

Level 3-5 English Reading mark scheme
 

2013 Level 6 English grammar, punctuation, spelling test

level 6 English grammar, punctuation, spelling paper 1

Level 6 English grammar, punctuation, spelling paper 2

Level 6 English grammar, punctuation, spelling paper 3

level 6 English grammar, punctuation paper 3 instructions

Level 6 English Grammar, punctuation, spelling mark scheme
 

2013 Level 6 English Reading Test

Level 6 English Reading booklet

level 6 English Reading answer booklet

Level 6 English Reading mark scheme
 

2011 Past SATs papers

  • Reading Test

English reading booklet

English reading answer booklet

  • Writing Test

Shorter writing test and spelling test

Longer writing test instructions and planning

Longer writing test answer booklet

 

2010 Past SATs papers

  • Writing Test

Shorter writing test and spelling test

Longer writing test instructions and planning

 

2009 Past SATs papers

  • Reading Test

English reading booklet 1

English reading booklet 2

English reading answer booklet

  • Writing Test

Shorter writing test and spelling test

Longer writing test instructions and planning

Longer writing test answer booklet

 

2008 Past SATs papers

  • Reading Test

English reading booklet

English reading answer booklet

  • Writing Test

Shorter writing test and spelling test

Longer writing test instructions and planning

Longer writing test answer booklet

 

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KS2 SATs Maths Papers

KS2 SATs maths papersWe all know how important it is that our children get familiar with the KS2 SATs papers. By practising and trying the real papers out, they will feel more confident when it will be time to sit their actual KS2 tests. Below, you can download free of charge the following KS2 SATs maths papers:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2013 Past SATs papers

2013 level 3-5 Maths Past SATs papers

 

2013 level 6 Maths Past SATs papers

 

2012 Past SATs papers

 

2011 Past SATs papers

 

2010 Past SATs papers

 

2009 Past SATs papers

 

2008 Past SATs papers

 

2007 Past SATs papers

 

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