What are SATs?
SATs tests take place in England in Year 2 and in Year 6. The Year 6 SATs tests take place during the Month of May, with the tests spread out across the week.
There have been many changes to the SATS tests over the years, the most recent SATs changes being in 2016, with the test updated to a new format. As of May 2016, the following Year 6 SATs tests will take place:
- Spelling test
- Reading test
- Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test (SPAG)
- Paper 1 - Arithmetic
- Paper 2 - Mathematical Reasoning
- Paper 3 - Mathematical Reasoning
Year 6 Science SATs tests have been replaced with teacher assessments, and a random selection of schools are chosen each year to take a sampling Science test so that standards of science learning can be monitored.