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Your child can get SAT tuition for as low as £21.60 per session. The price of each private tuition session depends on how regularly and for how long your child takes tuition with us. Book a free trial session with us and you can find out how affordable private tuition with GoStudent can be for you.

Although it may seem too young to start tutoring, studying for SATs is the perfect time to start laying the groundwork for later levels:

  • Private tutoring can help your child consolidate what they have been learning in school.
  • One to one tutoring can be great in helping your child work through the different types of test questions.
  • Personal tutoring is a great way for your child to build confidence before they move to higher levels.
  • Tutoring is a great way to help your child if they need a little extra help with homework.
  • Discover how your child can take advantage of these benefits by booking a free trial lesson.

GoStudent can help give your child support with private SAT tuition as well as offering tuition for other levels that your child might study for:

  • KS1
  • KS2
  • KS3
  • KS4
  • GCSE
  • A Level
  • AS Level
  • 11+ exam preparation

Your child isn't tied into one subject with GoStudent either. Maybe your child needs support with some particular subjects now but as their needs change we can also offer tuition across different subjects and levels at secondary level.

Although it may seem too young to start tutoring, SAT is the perfect time to start laying the groundwork for later levels:

  • Private tutoring can help your child consolidate what they have been learning in school.
  • One to one tutoring can be great in helping your child work through the different types of test questions.
  • Personal tutoring is a great way for your child to build confidence before they move to higher levels.
  • Tutoring is a great way to help your child if they need a little extra help with homework.
  • Discover how your child can take advantage of these benefits by booking a free trial lesson.

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SAT Exam in the UK: Everything you need to know to help your child pass this essential exam

In the United Kingdom, SAT stands for standardised assessment tests, a set of tests administered by the Standards & Testing Agency in Year 2 and Year 6. These tests are also referred to as the national curriculum assessments or tests. The results of these tests are used by the school and the government to see how children are doing with the learning material. Some schools also use the Year 6 results to determine which stream or group students should be in for secondary school.

Does my

child have to take the SATs?

Yes, this is compulsory testing for both Year 2 and Year 6. However you don’t need to worry about it too much. These tests are about getting a sense where students need extra help, individually, and as a school compared to national results. The results also help the government make decisions about curriculum changes. The Department of Education has announced plans to scrap the Year 2 SATs, or at least to make them non-statutory, in the next few years.

What subjects are tested for SATs?

For the Year 2, SATs students are tested on:

  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • English reading
  • Maths

Students are also assessed by their teachers on their progress in science, though this is not measured with an official test. The tests at this level are really about making sure students have taken on board the learning material from Key Stage 1 before they move on.

For the Year 6, SATs students are tested on:

  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • English reading
  • Maths
  • Science

These tests are more involved than the KS1 tests, and are designed to give teachers and parents an idea of where students will possibly need more support, like private tutoring. They also allow the teachers of their secondary school to make decisions about which streams, classes, and sets they may need to put them in for Year 7.

Is it worth organising private SATs tutoring?

If your child is finding the idea of standardised testing stressful, it can definitely be helpful to organise some private SATs tuition beforehand. For Year 2 students, this may look like doing maths revision, as well as working on their reading skills. This can be a good plan anyway, as they move into Key Stage 2, the learning material gets a bit more complex so ensuring a solid foundation in their KS1 skills is a good idea.

For the KS2 SATs, it’s worth sorting out some SATs revision time with a private tutor. Because the results of these tests can place your child in certain streams for secondary school, it’s a good idea to make sure they do their best work on the SATs. It doesn’t need to be a big production – they can even do revision online for the SATs. You can connect them with an online private SATs tutor that knows the kinds of questions that will be asked and how to best prepare for them.

What exactly are on the SATs exams?

The exam papers change from year to year, so there is no set answer to this question. However, this is the general breakdown:

Key Stage 1 SATs

  • Maths exam is about an hour, split into word problems, arithmetic, and logic questions
  • Grammar, punctuation and spelling exam is about half an hour, with the spelling questions separate from the grammar and punctuation questions
  • Reading exam is about an hour, and has two sections, one text is about 400-700 words with questions on the text throughout, and the second section has a longer text sometimes with passages from different sources including fiction, nonfiction and poetry, followed by questions

Key Stage 2 SATs

  • Maths exam takes just over an hour, and covers a range of question types including calculations, multiple choice, and word problems
  • Grammar, punctuation and spelling exam takes about an hour, and includes a short spelling test and a longer test on grammar and punctuation
  • Reading exam takes an hour and students read up to three passages and answer the questions that follow

Private SATs tuition involves helping your child review the learning material, as well as practising on similar questions so they feel prepared and confident going into their SATs.

How does SATs online revision work?

Online SATs tutoring is a great way to fit private tutoring sessions into your busy schedule with no travel time. It’s not like a SATs online revision course, where there isn’t any individualised help or feedback. You connect with an expert on the GoStudent platform, who will help you find the right SATs tutor for your child’s learning needs and level, from a wide-range of experienced tutors from across the UK.