All teaching and exam materials are regularly updated to reflect any changes in the National Curriculum and during the course of the programme we will also ensure that your child is taught the exam and revision techniques required to perform well in all their exams.
Our programme thoroughly covers all the topic areas knowledge required both within the maths and English syllabus to achieve ‘greater depth’ thereby allowing your child the opportunity to exceed the national levels by the time they sit their exams.
Our year 2 SATs tutoring covers Arithmetic, Mathematical reasoning and problem solving, Reading Comprehension, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. We will also cover writing skills with your child.
In addition to covering all the material thoroughly with your child we will also make sure that plenty of targeted exam practice is given so that they have the confidence to do well in the SATs exam and that they are familiar with the exam content and format.
Year 2 SAT's Timing and Exam Format
Exams are traditionally sat in May at the end of year 2 with the newly revamped SATs exams first introduced in 2016. However, unlike the Year 6 SATs schools are given flexibility to manage the exams in a flexible manner and timing of their choosing.
Maths Exam Papers
Key Stage 1 Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic
This paper is typically around 15 mins long with total marks worth up to 25 marks.
Key Stage 1 Maths Paper 2: Mathematical Reasoning
This paper will test problem solving and reasoning including mathematical fluency and typically is a 35 min paper with up to 35 marks. papers are 40mins long.
The test contains a variety of different question types which can include multiple choice and true/false question types. Some questions may also require drawing of shapes or completing tables or charts of a particular nature.
English Exam Papers
Key Stage 1 Reading
This test normally consists of two papers which primarily designed to test your child’s reading comprehension skills.
Paper 1 will have a selection of texts with questions, whilst Paper 2 will consist of a reading booklet with questions which are answered in a separate booklet. Both papers are equally weighted, and each paper can take around 30 mins to complete.
Question types on the paper can vary and can take the form labelling questions, multiple choice answers, ranking and ordering events in a text, short and open-ended answers and find and copy answers.
Key Stage 1 grammar, punctuation and spelling tests
Often referred to as the ‘SPaG’ test. There are two papers in this test, a 20 mark spelling test which tests 20 words and a grammar and punctuation paper lasting 20 mins. The grammar and punctuation test normally requires answering both multiple choice and short answers style questions.
Once the tests are completed, they are normally marked by teachers within the school. Once marked, your child is given a scaled score. Scaled scores start at 85 with the target market set by the government at 100. If your child achieves 100 or more they have achieved the expected standard. The maximum score achievable is 115.