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 6 SATs tutoring covers Mathematical Reasoning , 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 6 SAT's Timing and Exam Format
Exams are traditionally sat in May at the end of year 6 with the newly revamped SATs exams first introduced in 2016 with a more rigorous and testing syllabus.
Maths Exam Papers
Key Stage 2 Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic
This paper is 30 mins long. Typically, there are more than 30 questions set students need to be quick with mental calculations. The questions are of a fixed response nature, there is no multiple choice and topics covered can include decimals, long multiplication and division, square and cube numbers, calculating %’s and fractions.
Key Stage 2 Maths Papers 2 & 3: Mathematical Reasoning
These papers are 40mins long. Questions within the reasoning paper are much more varied in nature. Question types can include multiple choice and true false. Some questions will require students to show their method to obtain full marks and others may require drawing of charts or diagrams.
English Exam Papers
Key Stage 2 Reading
This test is primarily designed to test your child’s reading comprehension skills. It’s duration is 60 mins in total which includes reading time. The questions will be based on passages of texts which fiction or non-fiction could be.
There are also normally a wide range of question types. These can include open ended and short form answers, answers that require to find and copy appropriate words from the text, ranking and ordering the events in the story and being required to appropriately labelling parts of texts.
Key Stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling tests
This test is also sometime referred to as the ‘SPaG’ test. There are two parts to this test, a grammar and punctuation paper lasting 45 mins and a short aural spelling test of 20 words. The grammar and punctuation test will require children to either write a short form response or select the appropriate answers from a sentence or other options given.
Once the tests are completed, they are marked externally, and your child is given a scaled score. Scaled scores start at 80 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 120.