Key Stage 1

  • There is a Phonics check towards the end of Y1. If a pupil does not achieve the required standard in Year 1, they will repeat the assessment in Year 2.
  • There are externally set tests at the end of KS1 in maths, reading and spelling, punctuation and grammar but these will be internally marked.
  • There are currently no tests in writing, speaking and listening and science but teachers will be expected to assess children in these subjects. The writing assessment at KS1 will partly be informed by grammar, punctuation and spelling test.
  • Teacher Assessment will be against one of several new performance descriptors in mathematics, reading, speaking and listening and writing. There will be a single performance descriptor for science.
  • The government will be looking to work with schools and Ofsted on improving the moderation of teacher assessment at the end of Key Stage 1.