SATS Maths Videos and Online Maths Tuition
Sats are statutory assessments carried out in primary schools in England during year 2 (aged 6-7) and year 6 (aged 10-11). In year 2, your child will take Sats in reading and maths, and will be internally assessed by their teachers in writing, science, speaking and listening. In year 6, they will sit Sats covering maths, English reading, English grammar, punctuation and spelling. Again, some additional subjects, including science, will be assessed by teachers.
The original assessments were called Standardised Assessment Tasks and the acronym Sats is still commonly used; however, the assessments are now officially known as National Curriculum Assessments.
Do Sats results matter?
Sats are undoubtedly significant for schools, as league tables based on results are published each year.
We’d love to be able to tell you that it is not especially important how your child does in their Sats. This is supposed to be the case, and public opinion has been critical of the pressure Sats can heap on young children.
The truth is that some secondary schools do base their initial year 7 sets on year 6 Sats results, however. Doing well in tests is also a good habit for children to get into as early as possible, especially if they plan to take 11+ or Common Entrance [LINK] exams with the aim of getting into a selective grammar or private school.
We would recommend that you don’t put undue pressure on children when it comes to Sats. Their results will certainly not carry through to their CVs or university applications, and good secondary schools will change their initial sets based on current abilities and attainment.
However, a little extra help and encouragement to assist them in doing well can be a great confidence booster going forward. Our videos and revision materials can help you provide just that.