What percentage of kids get level 6 in KS2 SATS?

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Dodo76 Mon 11-May-15 17:15:05

How common is it to score level 6 in SATs? Do many kids manage this or just a few?

WorraLiberty Mon 11-May-15 17:19:04

Maths is way more common than English

I would google for you but I'm running a scan, so the computer feels like it's wading through treacle.

NRomanoff Mon 11-May-15 17:20:46

I don't think many. Not sure of exact figures. In dds class there is dd and 2 others in a class of 25, that are expected a 6. Most of her class is between 3 & 5.

Stealthpolarbear Mon 11-May-15 17:21:15

anecotalay all ofthem

MangoJuggler Mon 11-May-15 17:21:34

You know when it's so so tempting to LMGTFY?

SisterMoonshine Mon 11-May-15 17:21:54

Someone can tell you soon, but I have a feeling it's 10%.

PHANTOMnamechanger Mon 11-May-15 17:22:46

not many in my experience - I know in our school they have only done the higher paper for the last couple of years, only with the few they are very sure of. And this is in a very good school with low FSM and 30% going on to grammar schools.

ShouldIworryornothelp Mon 11-May-15 17:24:30

I think it depends on the year group. I know previous y6's haven't come close at our school but y5 dc is already level 6 across the board as are a large number of their peers.

Babyroobs Mon 11-May-15 17:25:05

I think there were baout 3 got level 6 maths in my ds's class last year.

Dodo76 Mon 11-May-15 17:34:18

So it's not just one grade/level they get but different levels in different subjects? Do they average it out to a final grade? Sorry, completely dense about SATs and trying to understand a comment I heard earlier.

PHANTOMnamechanger Mon 11-May-15 17:38:19

tell us the comment and see if we can answer your questions then?

Dodo76 Mon 11-May-15 17:39:47

Just someone going on about how brilliant their child was for getting level 6 in their SATs, how their mark was the highest the school had ever had etc etc.

PHANTOMnamechanger Mon 11-May-15 17:40:27

the level 6 is an extension paper, only those who they are pretty sure will get level 6 should be entered, they also have to sit the level 3-5 paper and must get level 5 in that, to be awarded the level 6. eg if they pass the level 6 paper, but only get a level 4 in the other paper, then their result is a 4 not a 6. I think that's still the case anyway!

PHANTOMnamechanger Mon 11-May-15 17:41:43

xposts, oh, one of those bragging parents.

Just ignore! Take with a pinch of salt!

SisterMoonshine Mon 11-May-15 17:42:28

She still dining out on the tale of success from last year then?

WorraLiberty Mon 11-May-15 17:45:28

Just someone going on about how brilliant their child was for getting level 6 in their SATs, how their mark was the highest the school had ever had etc etc.

It's nice that she's proud of her child though, for getting the highest mark the school had ever had.

Unless she's always banging on about it? That would be a different matter.

My DS has just informed me that 17 out of 120 kids at his Primary got a level 6 in maths last year, and only 2 got it in English.

He was entered for both himself, but only got the maths too.

Dodo76 Mon 11-May-15 17:46:51

yes, she appears to be. Lots of talk about scholarships and justifications for why her daughter didn't get into any selective schools (not that any were needed!).

Variousrandomthings Mon 11-May-15 17:47:48

In my DS's school year 8 of a class of 30 got one level 6. It was an unusual class and not normal at all. Affluent area with very bright kids. I've heard it's usually one child in each class.

ShouldIworryornothelp Mon 11-May-15 17:49:03

Ignore her. As far as I'm aware the parents only get told the level not the paper mark.

Every year group is different and every child in that year group is different. But yes more than one subject is tested and maths is the easiest one to get a l6 in

DidoTheDodo Mon 11-May-15 17:49:49

Huh. I'm the only Dodo on the block. ;)

youarekiddingme Mon 11-May-15 17:54:21

Not sure it's that high. I'll have a Google in a bit and try and find it. In DS current year 6 he informs me out of 58 in year 5 did level 6 reading paper, 7 are doing spat and 14 are doing the maths. DS is doing the maths level 6 but is only expected to get a level 4 in reading (with scribe) and a 3 in slag as he cannot spell!

tiggytape Mon 11-May-15 17:54:44

Nationally it is aroud 9% for maths but less than 1% for English reading

tiggytape Mon 11-May-15 17:55:07

*around (bang goes my level 6!)

youarekiddingme Mon 11-May-15 18:01:11

Fabulous tiggy I just googled and got similar! Your quicker than me!

Variousrandomthings Mon 11-May-15 18:01:24

Level 6 is very very bright but not necessarily genius. My DS was level 6 in year 6. He turned 12 at Xmas and writes like a 15 or 16 year old now. He's definitely not a child prodigy or genius. Just a well read bookworm who was schooled with a handful of clever friends.

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