SATs are national tests that children currently sit twice during their time at primary school – once after the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and again at the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6).

The Key Stage 1 tests are all teacher-assessed (no external marking but some external moderating) and are meant to be low-key, hardly-know-you’re-doing-it kind of affairs. The Key Stage 2 tests are a bit more formal: done on a set day and (mainly) marked externally. There are papers in English reading comprehension, grammar, punctuation, and spelling, and in maths (including arithmetic and mathematical reasoning).

KS1 information

KS2 information