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Who else is gearing up for SATS?

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milliways Mon 03-Jan-05 21:37:34

My DD13 is back at school tomorrow and has spent loads of these hols revising. Yr9 SATS start in May but mocks etc start straight away. I know options have to be chosen in next few months but the amount of homework this yr has already been minimum 2hrs per night - usually more. She is in a good state school and is very motivated but the pressure on them seems v.much worse than at YR6. Anyone else going through same?

Yorkiegirl Mon 03-Jan-05 21:38:10

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milliways Mon 03-Jan-05 21:39:01

lol - you are a teacher?

Yorkiegirl Mon 03-Jan-05 21:39:40

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codswallop Mon 03-Jan-05 21:40:02

oh god sats are shite
I would withdraw ds1 It hink
waste of tie fro no real reason IMO

Nutcracker Mon 03-Jan-05 21:40:09

What year do they start sats in ???

milliways Mon 03-Jan-05 21:40:36

Are your class doing the unspeakable this year then?

popsycal Mon 03-Jan-05 21:41:04

my first thought when i found out this baby was due was no stas for me this year

codswallop Mon 03-Jan-05 21:41:17

year 2
I think they are still doing hem
wil wirthdraw him
was teacher in secndary CANNOT see the pint ot fhtem

popsycal Mon 03-Jan-05 21:41:40

sats that is
no preparation , organising 180 kids, etec etc etc stress stress stress

popsycal Mon 03-Jan-05 21:42:18

sorry milliways - you wanted practical support - i am just happy that i have started maternity leave

Yorkiegirl Mon 03-Jan-05 21:42:53

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JanH Mon 03-Jan-05 21:43:07

I am SAT-free this year - DS1 in Y12, DS2 in Y7 - hoping by 2007 they will have DIED.

But have never encouraged swotting for them anyway.

codswallop Mon 03-Jan-05 21:43:24

really shite
didnt see th point of them for year nine
the kids dont even get a bloody certifictcate!

Nutcracker Mon 03-Jan-05 21:44:43

My Dd is in year 2, so will she do them this year then ???

JanH Mon 03-Jan-05 21:45:00

They don't get a cert in Y2 or Y6 either, coddy.

codswallop Mon 03-Jan-05 21:45:13

think so
think they have phased them out in scotland

codswallop Mon 03-Jan-05 21:45:30

I know.
no effin gpoint jan

janeybops Mon 03-Jan-05 21:45:38

Yera 2 SATs have changed I think.

So glad I'm not in pressure cooker of year 5 and 6 SATs prep anymore. Yuck. Always felt sooooo sorry for the kids

milliways Mon 03-Jan-05 21:45:52

We were assured in Yr2 that they would not know when it was the real test, as would be hidden amongst practices. My DD announced "it was the real on today as all the others have had the wrong dates on the papers"! Yr 2 were fine, Yr 6 were stress - they all want to do well & know what everyone else got. Yr9 just seem something else to worry about before GCSE's.

popsycal Mon 03-Jan-05 21:45:53

wakes ditnt have them anymore either

popsycal Mon 03-Jan-05 21:46:42

oooh i cant talk abotu sats without feeling stressed lol

Slinky Mon 03-Jan-05 21:46:45

DS1 will be doing his (Year 2) in May. DD1 will be doing her "Optional??" ones in Year 4.

They know they are a load of b**cks - and that they're not for testing them, but to make sure their teacher is doing their jobs properly!

Slinky Mon 03-Jan-05 21:47:53

Yes, the Year 2 ones have changed this year. Apparently, they are more "teacher-led" assessments.

Nutcracker Mon 03-Jan-05 21:47:59

So i don't need to worry about them then though ??

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