With the coronavirus outbreak possibly threatening to close schools across the UK – you might (understandably) be wondering how you’ll support your children’s education if this happens.
Most parents hear of SATs (Standard Attainment Tests) and think that it’s ‘something’ the children do at the end of Year 6. At KLC, we know differently. We know that the SATs is so much more!
The eleven-plus (11-plus) is an examination taken by students in England who wish to gain admission to grammar schools and other secondary schools that use academic selection. This exam is taken in their final year of secondary school (year six) and is usually free to complete.
The Standard Assessment Tests or SATs in the United Kingdom refer to an important examination a child sits for in Year Six or when they are 10 to 11 years of age. During this time, they are in Key Stage 2 and the SATs include components on English reading, English grammar, and mathematics.
Getting a Grade 7-9 in Maths is not a miracle or by luck. It’s hard work, targeted topic revision, persistence when working on difficult questions, determination to achieve a top mark, writing down your method and securing as many accuracy marks as possible. After the revision, the final stage is to focus on exam techniques.
The basic tools for the test are:
1. A clock that can be seen from where you and your child will be working so that they begin to understand that they need to check the amount of time they have left in the real tests.
We know that all students are determined to get as many top grades as possible when you open your GCSE results in August, and you may be searching for better ways to revise for your exams to make sure you get there.