10 Oct 2012
October 10, 2012

Education, Education, Education…

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    Key Stage 1,2,3 (SATS)
    Key Stage 1 teacher assessments, tasks and tests
    Teacher assessment for seven year olds covers:

    • reading
    • writing
    • speaking and listening
    • maths
    • science

    These assessments take account of how your child performed in Key Stage 1 tasks and tests for seven year olds. The tasks and tests cover:

    • reading
    • writing (including handwriting and spelling)
    • maths

    The tasks and tests can be taken at a time the school chooses. They last for less than three hours altogether. The results are not reported separately but are used to help the teacher assess your child’s work. By the age of seven, most children are expected to achieve level 2.

    The teacher assessment is moderated by your local authority. This is to make sure teachers make consistent assessments of children’s work.

    Key Stage 2 tests and teacher assessments
    Key Stage 2 tests for 11 year olds cover:

    • English – reading, writing (including handwriting) and spelling
    • maths – including mental arithmetic
    • science

    These tests are taken on set days in mid-May and are designed to test pupils’ knowledge and understanding. Depending on which tests children sit, the tests last between four and seven and a half hours. The teacher assessment covers:

    • English
    • maths
    • science

    By the age of 11, most children are expected to achieve level 4.

    Key Stage 3 teacher assessments
    The Key Stage 3 teacher assessment for 14 year olds covers:

    • English
    • maths
    • science
    • history
    • geography
    • modern foreign languages
    • design and technology
    • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
    • art and design
    • music
    • physical education
    • citizenship
    • religious education

    By the age of 14, most children are expected to achieve level 5.

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