GSO Test

GSO Test

Assessment without levels

All children from Year 1 upwards will be assessed as described below and the results will be included in their reports:

- Working below the expected standard for that year group,

- Working at the expected standard for that year group, or

- Working at greater depth for that year group.  


Key Stage 1 tests – Year 2 pupils

These children take the national curriculum tests (SATs) in May each year.

The tests will provide information about how the children are progressing, compared to children the same age nationally. The results are used to ensure that schools are teaching their pupils the essential knowledge and skills in the subjects that are the early building blocks. This is to ensure every child reaches their full potential.

The assessments include:

  • An assessment of grammar, punctuation and spelling to check each child is reaching the expected standards with the building blocks of writing.
  • An arithmetic assessment to check each child’s ability in basic mathematics.

The Year 2 children take these tests during May at a time determined by the school. They are not strictly timed tests. Most pupils will be unaware they are taking them as Miss Haque will incorporate them into everyday classroom practice.



Test paper

English reading

2 papers: short text and questions

 longer text with separate questions

English grammar, punctuation and spelling

2 papers: spelling

 punctuation and grammar (including vocabulary)


2 papers: arithmetic

 mathematical reasoning



Key Stage 2 tests – Year 6 pupils

The children take these tests in May each year, on set dates, unless he or she is absent, when they may be able to take them up to 5 school days afterwards.

The children will be assessed in Arithmetic (one paper), Mathematical Reasoning (two papers), English Reading and English Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.