2018 SATs

In 2018, SATs tests were given to children in Year 2 (KS1 SATs) and Year 6 (KS2 SATs).

2018 KS2 SATs

The took place in the week commencing 14th May 2018. The tests took place over four days.

Children in Year 6 (those aged 10-11 or those born between September 2006 and August 2007 inclusive) took these tests in their normal school classrooms (in the UK). SATs papers were taken in Maths, Reading and SPaG under formal exam conditions. These papers were marked externally whilst separate teacher assessments in Writing and Science were marked by their teachers.

For the 2018 Key Stage 2 tests, it was decided that the Reading paper take place on the Tuesday where traditionally it was the first test, taken on the Monday. The reasoning behind this was that the Reading test was particularly challenging and that it may have been having an impact on children's performance.

2018 was the third year of 'new-style' Key Stage 2 SATs tests under the new national curriculum.

To help prepare children for the 2018 KS2 SATs, children were able to download the 2016 and 2017 papers free of charge. Whilst not working to the same curriculum, from 2015 (and before) were still useful to aid preparation. InStock 0 GBP 2017-08-01

2018 KS2 SATs
2018 KS2 SATs Papers

2018 KS2 SATs Dates

Date Exam
Monday 14 May 2018 Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar - Paper 1
Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar - Paper 2
Tuesday 15 May 2018 English Reading
Wednesday 16 May 2018 Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)
Thursday 17 May 2018 Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)

2018 KS2 SATs Results

As with 2016 and 2017, the 2018 KS2 SATs recorded children's marks using the scaled score system. Instead of children's marks being compared using an unusual total (for example 60, 90 or 120), all raw marks are moderated and converted to a scaled score out of 100. As baffling as this may seem, it's actually very useful.

If children score 100, they have reached the expected standard. If they fall short of 100, they have not met the expected standard and if they score above 100 then they have exceeded the expected standard. The real benefit of scaled scores is it makes it easier for primary schools, secondary schools, LEAs, Academy Trusts and the Department for Education (DfE) to compare results to previous years.

To view the raw marks to scaled score conversion table for the 2018 KS2 SATs, download the PDF marked 'Scaled Scores / Levels'.

Each school's results were made available to their headteachers in July 2018 via the NCA tools website. Every school's performance will be made public in December 2018 to create the 2018 school league tables.

If you are interested in seeing how your child's school performed in the 2018 SATs then look at the Department for Education (DfE) website that maintains up to date and historical school league tables.

2018 KS2 SATs - English Reading

The 2018 KS2 English Reading paper was 60 minutes long and contained three separate texts. These were 'The Giant Panda Bear', 'Grannie' and 'Albion's Dream'. The paper was out of 50 marks.

2018 KS2 SATs - Maths

The 2018 Maths tests included Paper 1 (Arithmetic), Paper 2 (Reasoning) and Paper 3 (Reasoning). All three test papers were non-calculator tests and their marks were added together for a total Maths mark.

2018 KS2 SATs - SPaG

The 2018 SPaG tests (also known as GaPS or Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling etc) included Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 was a sequence of short-answer questions and Paper 2 was a spelling test spoken aloud by their teacher. Marks for both papers were added together to form the total SPaG mark.

YearPaper 1 (Questions) Paper 2 (Spelling) Spelling Transcript Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2018

2018 KS1 SATs

The took place at some point throughout May 2018. The precise days of the tests varied from school to school as they are given a greater degree of flexibility than KS2 SATs. Thus they would have been completed at some point between 1 May 2018 and 31 May 2018.

Children in Year 2 (aged 6-7 or those born between September 2010 and August 2011) took these tests in their normal school classrooms (in the UK). SATs papers were taken in Maths, Reading and SPaG (optionally) under formal exam conditions. These papers were marked externally whilst separate teacher assessments in Writing and Science were marked by their teachers.

2018 was the third year of KS1 SATs tests under the new national curriculum.

To help prepare children for the 2018 KS1 SATs, children were able to download the 2016 and 2017 papers free of charge. Whilst not working to the same curriculum, from 2015 (and before) were still useful to aid preparation. InStock 0 GBP 2017-08-01

2018 KS1 SATs
2018 KS1 SATs Papers

2018 KS1 SATs Results

As with 2016 and 2017, the 2018 KS1 SATs recorded children's marks using the scaled score system. Instead of children's marks being compared using an unusual total (for example 60, 90 or 120), all raw marks are moderated and converted to a scaled score out of 100. As baffling as this may seem, it's actually very useful.

If children score 100, they have reached the expected standard. If they fall short of 100, they have not met the expected standard and if they score above 100 then they have exceeded the expected standard. The real benefit of scaled scores is it makes it easier for primary schools, secondary schools, LEAs, Academy Trusts and the Department for Education (DfE) to compare results to previous years.

To view the raw marks to scaled score conversion table for the 2018 KS1 SATs, download the PDF marked 'Scaled Scores / Levels'.

Each school's results were made available to their headteachers in July 2018 via the NCA tools website. Every school's performance will be made public in December 2018 to create the 2018 school league tables.

If you are interested in seeing how your child's school performed in the 2018 SATs then look at the Department for Education (DfE) website that maintains up to date and historical school league tables.

2018 KS1 SATs - English Reading

The 2018 KS1 English Reading papers were split into two separate tests. Both were formally timed and contained the following texts: 'Little Cousin Clare', 'Lunchbox: The Story of your Food', 'Games From Around the World', 'Cobweb Morning' and 'A New Home'.

YearReading Booklet 1 Reading Booklet 2 Reading Answer Booklet Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2018

2018 KS1 SATs - Maths

The 2018 Maths tests included Paper 1 (Arithmetic) and Paper 2 (Reasoning). Both tests were non-calculator tests and their marks were added together for a total Maths mark.

2018 KS1 SATs - SPaG

The 2018 SPaG tests included Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 was a sequence of short-answer questions and Paper 2 was a spelling test spoken aloud by their teacher. Marks for both papers were added together to form the total SPaG mark.

YearPaper 1 (Spelling) Paper 2 (Questions) Spelling Transcript Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2018

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