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Have SATs for 7 year olds been scrapped?

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lagaanisace Wed 14-Oct-09 15:54:06

I know there was talk of it in the News some time ago, but I seem to have missed the outcome.

DS is in year 2 and there's been no mention of them, so I'm hoping he'll not have to do them.

AngryFromManchester Wed 14-Oct-09 15:56:53

well they did them last year as ds1 did them, his former school was a no fuss school though and tbh we knew nothing about it blush

lagaanisace Wed 14-Oct-09 16:04:23

That's annoying. That said, I never had any exams in school until the last week or so of Primary School. We were just herded into a room one day for an exam from which they setted us in Secondary school. There was no pressure, because we had no idea of the significance of it.

Elk Wed 14-Oct-09 16:28:40

dd1 is in year 2 and we have had a letter saying they will be doing SATs but they won't be told what they're doing. I think a lot of it is teacher assessed rather than tests.

trickerg Wed 14-Oct-09 19:01:40

I am a Year 2 teacher:

The National Curriculum levels given to parents at the end of year 2 are based ONLY on teacher assessment.
SATs tests and tasks are still done any time up until the end of June * to advise these teacher assessments* .

Therefore, as an assessment tool, no fuss should be made about them whatsoever. It has been like this for a few years, and your school should be informing you of things like this.

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