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Should I worry about SATS results?

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Stripyseagulls Fri 12-Jul-19 21:27:43

DD did really well in SATS in Spag & reading but in maths she missed expectation by 2 points on the raw score. I think she’s done awesomely, her report was brilliant & we have massively bigged her up as she worked hard. I’m not really bothered at all but someone said it really affects their trajectory thru school. It seems bonkers as she was so close & just didn’t finish one of the papers which is what has caused this.

Aibu to even think about it?

TeenTimesTwo Fri 12-Jul-19 21:32:30

No point worrying about SATs results.
Any half sensible school will teach to the child they have in front of them not their SATs score.

However if you feel her core maths skills are a bit weak, you could help her 'hit the ground running' in September by refreshing her maths in the last couple of weeks of August so she can start more confidently.

Northofsomewhere Fri 12-Jul-19 21:42:11

I failed all my age 7 SATS as I had an undiagnosed hearing problem at the time causing well disguised but obvious learning problems. At the time (mid 90's) I was written off as a child who was unlikely to achieve well in further tests or academically in general. However by my age 11 SATS (and after significant treatment) I was achieving the average expected and at 16 I overachieved in many subjects. By the time I was at Uni my age 7 or 11 SATS hadn't made any difference, other than indicating they weren't really representative of what I can achieve.

I wouldn't worry about how well she's done in each subject provided she's tried her best (sounds like she certainly has), just use them as an indicator of where you might help her improve in the future. She definitely deserves the praise you've given her.

PinkiOcelot Fri 12-Jul-19 21:43:41

I wouldn’t give it a second thought tbh.

missmapp Fri 12-Jul-19 21:46:32

GCSE targets are set be sat s results, but secondary schools will also do there own assessment s. B y just missing out, school will be sure to focus on boosting your child to reach expected levels, if only to make there progress look good !!

ittakes2 Fri 12-Jul-19 21:47:13

No - I have twins - had pretty identical SATS scores - they went to different high schools. They both got 120 in SATS for son's school gave him a grade of 5 to achieve by the end of year 8, my daughter was given a grade of 3 to achieve by the end of year 8. SATS scores are a guide rather than something in cement.

Pndprincess Fri 12-Jul-19 21:47:47

I did so badly in primary school. I was held back a year in maths in year 3 and had to sit with the year 2s sad I didn’t do year 2 SATS and got about average (maybe below average) scores in year 6 SATS.

Year 7 I was out in bottom set for everything.

However, I caught up in year 8 and did well in secondary school. Got my GCSES, A Levels and have 2 university degrees. I’m now an accountant.

Basically what I’m trying to say is don’t worry grin just support where you can

PumpkinPie2016 Fri 12-Jul-19 21:51:22

As a secondary teacher, I wouldn't worry too much. We base initial groupings roughly on SATS and pupil targets are based on that but we do our own assessments and alter groups accordingly.

Some children who came in this year with low SATS results have really flourished in my subject (science) and as a result, will be in higher sets this year.

Some children can have a bad day or get nervous in the exam and it affects their results.

Just encourage her to keep trying hard.

bridgetreilly Fri 12-Jul-19 21:55:44

You should not worry at all.

Burpsandrustles Fri 12-Jul-19 22:02:11

I wouldn't worry either... If she had bottomed out of everything... Yes! But strong in some subjects...

arethereanyleftatall Fri 12-Jul-19 22:05:06

Year 2 or year 6?

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