SATS

Woodside School is a high attaining school.  We are very pleased to state that our results for 2017-2018 academic year were well above the national average.

 Reading, writing and mathematics combined

  • School: 80% of pupils achieved the expected standard (100 or more)
  • School: 20% of pupils achieved a higher standard (110 or more)

Individual subjects

Reading:

  • School: 87% of pupils achieved the expected standard (100 or more)
  • National: 72% of pupils achieved the expected standard (100 or more)
  • School: 52% of pupils achieved a higher standard (110 or more)
  • National: 25% of pupils achieved a higher standard
  • Average scaled score in reading: school 109.5 (national 105)

Writing:

  • School: 89% of pupils achieved the expected standard
  • National: 76% of pupils achieved the expected standard
  • School: 30% of pupils achieved a higher standard
  • National: 18% of pupils achieved a higher standard

Mathematics:

  • School: 87% of pupils achieved the expected standard (100 or more)
  • National: 75% of pupils achieved the expected standard (100 or more)
  • School: 46% of pupils achieved a higher standard (110 or more)
  • National: 23% of pupils achieved a higher standard
  • Average scaled score in reading: school 108.2 (national 104.4)

KS2 RESULTS EXPLAINED

All the tests children take at Key Stage 2 are marked externally and the results are used to measure the school’s performance.

From 2016, National Curriculum levels were abolished and instead children now receive a scaled score. Their raw score (the actual number of marks they get) is translated into a scaled score. Tests are set each year to the same specification, but because questions must be different, the difficulty of tests may vary slightly each year. For this reason, raw scores are converted into scaled scores to ensure accurate comparisons of pupil performance over time.

A scaled score of 100 or more means a child is working at the expected standard – termed ‘AS’, while a score below 100 indicates that a child hasn’t yet reached the government expected standard – termed ‘NS’. The maximum score possible is 120, and the minimum is 80.

To meet government expectations, pupils must achieve 100 in their scaled scores. However, this equates to different marks for each paper (mathematics; reading; grammar, punctuation and spelling) and can change each year.