Year 6 Assessments

We're delighted to announce our new year 6 assessments are available for use in the 2019/20 academic year. These new year 6 tests complement our existing range of termly assessments and will enable you to consistently monitor attainment and progress across years 1-6. 

One set of reading, mathematics and grammar, punctuation and spelling tests is available for use in the year 6 autumn term, and one for the year 6 spring term, enabling you to:

  • confidently measure pupils’ performance early on in year 6
  • gain formative information to support effective teaching and intervention in advance of the national curriculum tests
  • identify strengths and areas for development to inform next steps in teaching and learning, with the use of diagnostic guidance
  • build pupils’ confidence in sitting formal assessments, with materials that mirror the style of the national curriculum assessments.

You can browse a selection of year 6 sample materials here. Autumn materials are available for delivery in 10 working days (as are our existing range of tests) and spring materials are available to pre-order for delivery at the end of the autumn term 2019.

Inform teaching and learning with diagnostic guides, included with all year 6 teacher guides.

Our year 6 materials include diagnostic guidance to help you identify gaps in learning and support further teaching. Diagnostic commentaries are provided for test questions for which pupils in our large nationally representative sample systematically made similar errors and demonstrate widespread misunderstanding or misconceptions. The percentage of pupils who answered the question correctly is shown alongside information about common errors and implications for teaching, to help inform your next steps. 

This guidance is presented in a separate diagnostic guidance booklet which is included in the price of the year 6 teacher guides. Please note, this will be available for delivery from early November 2019, and will automatically be dispatched in this week for all orders placed prior to this date, and alongside the teacher guides for all orders placed after this date.