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End of year exams - year 7

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littlenicky61 Tue 23-Jun-15 20:23:45

My DD is in year 7 ( state academy ) and she will be having End of Year exams soon .
She seems to think they will be doing a Sats like paper for the maths and Science - the practise papers they've been given though seem to be year 9 ks3 sats papers which seems a but odd to me as they only year 7 - does this sound right or has DD got it wrong ? Are there even Sats papers for year 7's or do they just give them old ks3 year 9 ones and make allowances for topics they haven't covered yet ?!

DD has done some of the maths /science papers but found them fairly hard and is getting a bit despondent : (

Thanks for anyone who might be able to offer advice

noblegiraffe Tue 23-Jun-15 20:28:19

There are 'optional' Y7 SATs papers but they're not particularly different to Y9 ones.

SATs papers are banded level 3-5, 4-6, 5-7 and 6-8 (in maths). So your DC will sit an appropriate level of paper for their ability, no allowances will need to be made for topics not having been taught. A student who sits the 4-6 paper in Y7 would sit the 6-8 paper in Y9, for example.

pieceofpurplesky Tue 23-Jun-15 20:44:17

The optional tests are also in years,so 7 and 8 have specific ones. SATs are no longer done at ks3 though.

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