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Key Stage 2 - Year 6

KS2 national curriculum test outcomes are reported by using scaled scores. A scaled score of 100 will always represent the expected standard on the test. A child who is given a score of 99 or fewer will not have met the expected standard in that test. In Key Stage 2, the lowest scaled score is 80 and the highest is 120. For more information on scaled scores, visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/scaled-scores-at-key-stage-2 

There will only be 1 set of tests for each subject. The tests will include a small number of questions designed to assess the most able pupils so separate tests, such as the previous level 6 tests, are no longer required.

The KS2 tests consist of:
  • English reading: reading booklet and associated answer booklet
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: short answer questions
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
  • mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
  • mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
  • mathematics Paper 3: reasoning

Writing is assessed by the teacher and moderated by the local authority. The quality of the child's work throughout the whole academic year will be taken into consideration when awarding the final assessment mark. The assessment period for English writing ends on 27th June.

Key Stage 1 - Year 2

KS1 national curriculum test outcomes are reported using scaled scores. A scaled score of 100 will always represent the expected standard on the test. A child who is given a score of 99 or fewer will not have met the expected standard in that test. In Key Stage 1, the lowest scaled score is 85 and the highest is 115. More information on scaled scores can be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/scaled-scores. Teachers will use the test results along with their own assessment of how children have coped with their learning throughout the school year to make a final judgement about whether children are meeting the curriculum expectations.

The  tests consist of:
  • English reading Paper 1: combined reading prompt and answer booklet
  • English reading Paper 2: reading booklet and reading answer booklet
  • mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
  • mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers

The tests take place throughout May. Children will complete the assessments as a part of the school day. These are carried out in a calm and positive way and children will not recognise any difference in routine from other assessments they have completed throughout the year. Please work with us to ensure that this remains a stress free time for the children.

Government information for parents 2019

Year 1 Phonics check

The phonics screening check is designed to confirm whether pupils have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It will identify pupils who need extra help to improve their decoding skills.
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The check consists of 20 real words and 20 pseudo-words that a pupil reads aloud to the teacher. The test is conducted in school and you will be informed whether your child is at the standard of the tests or not. In 2020, to achieve the expected level a child had to score 34 or above.