BIG SATs SIT-IN

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English children are amongst the most tested in the world. If you want to see an end to high-stakes SATs tests, write to your MP now.

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What is The Big SATs Sit-in? Join us in London on 5th December. Try your hand at a longer SATs paper and show your support for the More Than A Score campaign.

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Take our mini SATs test

Want to see for yourself the type of questions year 6 pupils will face? Then have a go at our maths and English papers. The questions have been taken from the 2022 Key Stage 2 SATs tests. Find out how you cope under the same pressurised exam conditions as our 10- and 11-year-olds.

Each test takes 10 minutes. Once you've read the instructions, click the timer and begin...

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General

To begin the test, click on the timer to start your two minute countdown.

Good luck!

Times tables test

You must not use a calculator to answer any questions in this test.

Type your answer in the box for each question.

Marks

In this test each question is worth 1 mark each. The total number of marks available is 25. You have 6 seconds for each question.

To begin the test, click on the timer to start your first 6 second countdown.

Maths paper

You must not use a calculator to answer any questions in this test.

Type your answer in the box for each question. If the answer is a fraction, it can be typed using the / key
e.g. 1/2 = ½

Marks

Each question is worth 1 mark, with the two parts of question 8 worth 1/2 a mark each. The total number of marks available is 10.

To begin the test, click on the timer to start your 10-minute countdown.

English paper

You will be awarded 1 mark for each correct question. The total number of marks available is 10.

To begin the test, click on the timer to start your 10-minute countdown.

SATs are failing our children

At the age of 10 and 11, children should be enjoying a wide and stimulating curriculum. They should be preparing to take their next steps towards secondary school. Instead, year 6 pupils spend months cramming for Key Stage 2 SATs, a week of tests in English and maths taken under exam conditions.

Teachers have very little time to deliver interesting, varied lessons, as they have to ‘teach to the test’, which means largely focusing on English and maths. Pupils and parents also feel the stress that comes with fear of the stigma of failure – children believe that SATs represent a judgement of their abilities. Worse, around 40% of children taking SATs in the last few years had to be told they had failed just as they were about to start secondary school.

What purpose do these tests serve, anyway? Absolutely none, other than to judge schools against each other. Children become data points and their education is sacrificed to a system obsessed with league tables. It may have been designed to measure schools’ progress, but it’s not working out that way. With such a narrow curriculum, SATs can’t paint a true picture of all that a school has to offer.

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