Talk:National Curriculum assessment

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Just England?[edit]

I took SATs in Wales at age 7, 11 and 14 with Welsh language as an additional core subject as I was educated in the medium of Welsh. Has this changed or is the article incorrect? - 79.69.94.14 (talk) 18:03, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

What is the point of SAT's?[edit]

There is no point and APPs are even worse. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.237.88.163 (talk) 20:05, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

What is the relevance of taking SAT's it tells you your progress I think but it still seems rather pointless. What would be the arguments for keeping the SAT's against those that wan't to rid our children of them? SAT's can only be bad and they can severley hurt the children's confidence it is also very demorilising. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.54.38.231 (talk) 07:55, 23 October 2007 (UTC)


When was it introduced? What is the histroical context? Rich Farmbrough 21:48, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I thought T in SATs stood for Tasks not Tests? Hamdev Guru 20:12, 14 September 2005 (UTC)

It did originally stand for tasks, in theory,but in practice it never stood for anything: they were always known as National Curriculum Tests Tafkam 15:42, 17 September 2006 (UTC)
We always decided it stood for Silly Assessment Tests, because they are so pointless. I know that CATs are Cognitive Assessment Tests, so it is probably *something* Assessment Tests. Cheesypot (talk) 08:00, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Complete Update Feb 2008[edit]

I have completely overhauled this article. I have tried to give references for everything, but now the whole thing looks very wordy. Some images would probably be good, but not sure where we'd stand on that. Tafkam (talk) 21:22, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Criticism section[edit]

I think we need a good criticism section with cited criticisms because these have to be the most controversial tests in the UK. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.107.101.18 (talk) 01:23, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

I agree, and have added some evidence from the recent select committee report.Tafkam (talk) 12:23, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Year 9 SATs dropped[edit]

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7669254.stm

Too busy to add myself

Hows that do it for ya? 78.145.145.189 (talk) 16:56, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

A note of clarification - I have now for the third time reverted edits which removed the Y9 information from the table at the top of this article. This is clearly arising because of confusion about the implications of the scrapping of National Curriculum tests at KS3. While the tests are no longer statutory, it remains statutory to assess students at this age, and the expected levels of achievement remain the same. In this respect, the assessments are more similar to those at KS1 than KS2 now. The legal requirement to assess still exists, and so should the entry in the table therefore. Hopefully future editors will note this before changing the table again. I'm sure these are good faith edits, but erroneous ones all the same. Tafkam (talk) 23:45, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Next week I am doing my ks2 SATs and I'm really scared! They are cruel to us children, we shouldn't be doing tests at our age!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.20.34.63 (talk) 16:44, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

KS2 - Level 6[edit]

Chart indicates that only level 5 can be attained at key stage 2, but I am under the impression that an optional extra test is now available for high achievers that can take grade up to level 6. 212.159.69.4 (talk) 21:22, 10 May 2012 (UTC)