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SATs 2018... The verdict

Following the difficult Reading paper in 2016 and the tricky Maths Reasoning papers last year, we asked you to tell us what you thought about this year’s SATs. Were they as expected or were there some surprises in there?

  • 40% ranked the KS2 Maths Reasoning Paper 3 as most difficult and 27% of you said you were under prepared for it.
    These books help familiarise pupils with the wording used on maths reasoning questions

  • 30% of you thought the Spelling paper was harder than the other English papers.
    Here are some recommendations for focused preparation.

  • 50% of you thought the KS1 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling paper was harder than the Reading paper.
    You may find these resources helpful, preparing for next year.

  • 50% of you said that you thought you’d practised the right things but there were some areas you hadn’t practised.
    Prepare children for the most difficult aspects of their reading test with these popular resources.

  • 38% of you said that you will do more mock tests next time.
    Collins KS2 SATs Practice Test papers cover all areas of the tests. Look out for KS1 papers coming soon!