The new style SATs for English and Maths reflect the new national curriculum, and are more rigorous than in previous years. They are designed to allow the higher-attaining pupils to show their strengths. These end of year assessment in Year 6 takes place in May and results are published in July.

Each pupil will be awarded a raw score and a scaled score, and receive information regarding whether they’ve achieved the national standard:

  • 80 is the lowest possible scale score
  • 120 is the highest possible scaled score

The assessments will test students on:

  • English reading
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Paper 1: questions
  • Paper 2: spelling
  • Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
  • Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
  • Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning

Our Timely Tuition tutors will ensure your child receives teaching to secure their strengths and progress their areas for development.


A number of  schools in the Wolverhampton, Dudley, Birmingham and Sandwell area have different testing procedures- the format of the tests varies and the admission rules of allocating school places are specific to the area or school. There can be up to four different ‘disciplines’ used for the 11 Plus tests:

  • Verbal Reasoning.
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Maths
  • English

Encouraging your child to read for at least 20 minutes per day, including reading aloud is so important. Discuss those difficult words and phrases they don’t understand.

To help prepare your child for the 11 plus, our tutors will use a whole range of teaching resources from 11 plus practice papers and revision aids to exploring words that commonly appear in the exam. We will challenge your child’s ability to be secure in adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. We use high quality teaching and learning resources to ensure your child achieves their potential.