SATs - explaining why they are important to my Y6 DS

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JustADadHere Sun 11-May-14 21:55:51

My son is currently in a state primary but will be going to an independent secondary school. He is sitting all the Level 6 SATs. He is questioning me as to why SATs are important and why people are getting so stressed about them versus any other assessment. I haven't told him that his secondary school will in all likelihood ignore his SATs results.

What do you think I can tell him? Why ARE they so important?

LowCloudsForming Fri 16-May-14 21:08:19

I was recently looking through our school's old HT journals - I was really surprised at the high pupil numbers until I saw the pupil age breakdown and twigged that the age span was 5-14!

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