SAT Key Stage 2 structure
The exam consists of reading, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and mathematics.
The reading consists of one test, for which the students have 1 hour.
Grammar, punctuation, and spelling are divided into two tests, the first one lasting 45 minutes and the second 15 minutes. It mainly tests students’ comprehension of the English language as such and also their writing skills.
Mathematics consists of three tests focusing mainly on arithmetic, comprehension of calculation, and more complex mathematical operations. Furthermore, computational fluency and mathematical reasoning are tested. In addition, students answer multiple-choice questions. To complete the tests, students are given 30 minutes, 40 minutes, and 40 minutes.
Finally, students are asked to develop a “teacher assessment” in the Writing part, which their teacher will assess. It does not take place in the same week as SATs KS2.