Year 6 SATs

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At the end of Year 6 your child is going to be sitting Key Stage 2 SATs.

In KS2 English SATs your child will be assessed on a range of reading skills, such as the ability to interpret information and comment on writers' use of language, and they’ll have to demonstrate accurate punctuation and an extensive vocabulary in a piece of writing.

In KS2 maths SATs they’ll be tested on a range of core skills, including knowing all times tables and using them to divide and multiply, using a protractor to measure angles, calculating the perimeter and area of shapes, solving problems by collecting and using information in tables, graphs and charts and solving problems involving ratio and proportion.

You can support learning at home with our wide range of resources, including past KS2 English SATs papers and KS2 Maths SATs papers, practice papers and our KS2 SATs revision course. You’ll also find mock papers to support the new Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (SPAG) test.

KS2 SATs will be administered in a new format from May 2016, reflecting the new primary national curriculum. Find out what you need to know in our parents' guide to KS2 SATs in 2016.

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KS2 SATs in 2016
Changes to KS2 SATs in 2016: what parents need to know
With a huge overhaul planned to coincide with the introduction of the new national curriculum, how are SATs changing from summer 2016? Read on for the most up-to-date information.
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Your free SATs downloads KS1 and KS2
Get your free SATs past papers, downloads and advice and information to help support your KS1 and KS2 child in the Y2 and Y6 tests here.
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Exam revision planner for SATs and beyond
Get your child off to a confident start with these exam revision tips for SATs and other school exams from top parenting expert Sue Atkins.

Worksheets

Key Stage 2 - 2013 English SATs Papers
Key Stage 2 - 2013 English SATs Papers
Help your child prepare for the English KS2 SATs, taken at the end of Year 6, with some practice at home. These complete Y6 SATs past papers from 2013 include the KS2 Grammar, punctuation and spelling test.
KS2 Maths SATs 2012 past papers
Key Stage 2 - 2012 Maths SATs Papers
Download and print this complete set of official maths SATs papers from 2012 and the answers and marking scheme to help your child in prepare for the Y6 tests with some at-home practice.
Key Stage 2 - 2013 LEVEL 6 Maths SATs Papers
Key Stage 2 - 2013 LEVEL 6 Maths SATs Papers
Level 6 KS2 maths SATs papers, free to download, from May 2013. Level 6 SATs were taken by very able children at the end of Year 6 between 2012 and 2015.
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Key Stage 2 SATS revision course

Be sure your child has covered all the learning objectives they are required to have mastered by the time they sit their Key Stage 2 SATs tests (in the summer term of Year 6 respectively). Work through the course of worksheets that cover all the core topics that could come up in the English and maths tests to improve your child's chances of success and boost their confidence before SATs.

SPAG papers

Year 6 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (SPAG) test

Adverbs, clauses, correct punctuation and sentence analysis are all part of the new KS2 SATs Grammar, punctuation and spelling test that all Year 6 children now sit. Help your child revise in preparation for the May assessments with our practice papers, written in the style of the 'SPAG' test.

SATS eBook

SATs: Practice Makes Perfect

Our hugely popular SATs eBook is back in its fourth edition. SATs: Practice Makes Perfect has been written especially for all parents whose children are due to sit their SATs. In plain, straightforward language it tells you everything you need to know to help your child prepare for their exams, covering both Key Stage 1 and 2.

SATs learning pack

Your guide to KS2 SATs success

SATs tests in Year 6 can be a daunting prospect for teachers, parents and children. Give your child a head start with SATs preparation and boost their confidence about the exams with our guide, packed with tips, tricks and practical suggestions.

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KS2 SATs past papers and practice papers

You'll find lots of KS2 SATs papers and revision planners on TheSchoolRun to help your child prepare for their SATs test at the end of Year 6 including:

KS2 SATs past papers – the official past papers (though as these were administered pre-2016 they won't reflect the exact format of the new-style SATs)
KS2 maths SATs practice papers and KS2 English SATS practice papers – mock papers, exclusively created for TheSchoolRun
SATs revision planner – get your child off to a confident start with these expert revision tips
Countdown to SATs action plan – a six-week plan to get your child ready
      

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