Are old level 6 sats any good for pupils who want to achieve greater depth?

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xxRedxx Mon 12-Feb-18 14:44:16

Just wondering if old level 6 sats are any good for pupils who want to achieve greater depth in reading and maths in year 6? I know you cannot compare old level 6 with "greater depth" but in terms of content etc is it ok to use them to practice?


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Julraj Mon 12-Feb-18 15:06:45

Yes just be aware that they won't be tested on probability and mean/median/mode anymore.

Norestformrz Mon 12-Feb-18 15:29:26


user789653241 Mon 12-Feb-18 17:18:00

I think it's totally different. LV6 is beyond normal primary level. But new SATs are tested within what is expected in primary level, but more depth in understanding/extended knowledge of the concept?( I maybe wrong.)

EsmeMargaretNoteSpelling Tue 13-Feb-18 10:34:06

I would be going for accuracy and not losing careless marks. Last year they needed to get over 86.3% to be the equiv of greater depth. With this strategy we got 35% of the cohort to greater depth.

ViceAdmiralAmilynHoldo Tue 13-Feb-18 10:36:43

SATs aren't any good for anything!

Norestformrz Tue 13-Feb-18 10:44:18

You can't achieve greater depth in the test all you can achieve is a high score within the expected standard


Screaminginsideme Tue 13-Feb-18 10:49:07

Why di you need to worry about SATs. They benchmark the school not the child. Children shouldn’t even know about the sats!

Thehogfather Tue 13-Feb-18 14:39:56

It was l6 when dd did her sats. I'm not sure how they compare to the new sats, but in the maths there isn't anything that imo requires any deeper understanding than L5. Different content perhaps but doesn't need more ability, so no use if that's what you need for greater depth.

Spag, again I'd say the same, and to a large degree obtainable by memory rather than understanding/ skill.

Reading slightly different, in that there was a huge leap between l5 and l6 in terms of expectations, but imo rather rigid expectations rather than about demonstrating a deep understanding.

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