SATs preparation tuition support classes

SATs preparation and support classes

Many students continue to struggle at school, with very little help offered to prepare for their SATs examinations. Having pioneered a successful campaign to provide educational support to students in the form of weekend classes and summer school clubs, EducateFirst now aims to extend its range of services by offering SATs classes, which will commence in March 2013 across all our tuition centres (currently in Leeds, Huddersfield, Bradford and Dewsbury). These classes are designed to ensure your child has the necessary skills and knowledge to perform well in their SATs.

EducateFirst‘s SATs revision programme will start in March 2013 at centres in Leeds, Huddersfield, Bradford and Dewsbury. There will be limited places available, so register for classes early. Click here to register.

What are SATs?

SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) are usually given at the end of year 2, year 6 and year 9 and is compulsory for all students. SATs are designed to show your child’s progress compared with other children born in the same month. The mean (average) score for each age group on an assessment is set at 100 and the standard deviation at 15. For any age group a given numerical value has the same meaning in terms of standing relative to the group. For example, an 8-year-old and a 9-year-old, each of whom has a standard age score of 105, have performed equally well in relation to the average for their respective age groups.

Key Stage 1
The test take place near the end of Year 2 (in the month of May). The teacher assesses each child in their ability to read, write (including spelling and handwriting), Maths (including number, shape, space and measurement) and Science topics. Short pieces of work are set for the child in English and Maths designed to determine what level of ability your child is considered to be.

Key Stage 2
The tests take pace in Year 6, usually in the month of May. These tests are more formal than those in Key Stage 1 and can often be a stressful time for both children and parents. The tests cover the three core subjects, Maths, English and Science. Very bright children may be assessed by teachers to see if they can reach higher levels. Test results are usually available before your child leaves primary school in July.

Key Stage 3 teacher assessments
The Key Stage 3 teacher assessments for 14 year olds covers a range of subjects, but please note that our classes only cover the first three core subject in the list below:

  • – Maths 
  • – English 
  • – Science 
  • – History 
  • – Geography 
  • – Modern foreign languages
  • – Design and technology 
  • – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • – Art and design
  • – Music 
  • – Physical education (PE) 
  • – Citizenship
  • – Religious education (RE)

In most cases, children at the age of 14 are expected to achieve level 5.

The SATs exams cover work done in Maths, English and Science during years 7 to 9. Results from these tests are often used to decide which GSCE (Key Stage 4) set your child will be placed in for each subject.

Here is a simple table to show you the expectations of a child:

Level       Comments
Level W – Working towards level 1, very weak 
Level 1 – Average for a typical 5 year old 
Level 2 – Average for a typical 7 year old 
Level 3 – Average for a typical 9 year old 
Level 4 – Average for a typical 11 year old 
Level 5 – Average for a typical 13 year old 
Level 6 – Average for a typical 14 year old 
Level 7 – Above average for typical 14 year old 
Level 8 – Only available in Maths 

A child in Year 6 (Key Stage 2) who achieves a level 4 in their SATs is very good. Level 5 indicates a very able or gifted child, while level 3 is below average – in such cases you and the class teacher should work together to identify what can be done to improve the child’s confidence and a desire to learn. 
Bands (a to c) may also be given within the achieved levels (1 to 8). This simply indicates a range within the level, with ‘a’ being the highest and ‘c’ being the lowest.

Great emphasis is put of SATs and the results can impact on your future subject options and GCSE and beyond. It is therefore important to focus and work hard for these tests. EducateFirst is here to provide further assistance should you need it.

19 thoughts on “SATs preparation tuition support classes”

  1. Do you cover everything in your SATS class? I want to come to the centre for extra help for my daughter. I been looking for this type of tuition for nearly 1 year. Maybe I come to your class to register on Saturday.



  2. There are lots of big companies offering SATS tutoring and lots of teachers working on the side as private tutors. I have tried many but have finally settled for Educate First. The amount of help my child gets for the price I pay is amazing. Lovely teachers and managers working at the Huddersfield centre. All doing a great job and the things you guys do just keep getting better. Innovative teaching is the way forward. I am a very happy mother.

    Thank you for all your help guys. Hope you keep this up.


    1. EducateFirst

      Dear Parent,

      We just wanted to thank you for your lovely comments. You did not leave your name, which is a shame, but we understand and respect your privacy. If you have any further queries or wish to talk to us about how we can further help you and your child, then please do get in touch – we are here to help.

      Thank you once again.

      The EF Team.

  3. I like the idea of my children attending your establishment. They need help with numeracy and literacy in all areas. Very weak in studies and need help. Can I recommend your tutoring service to them as soon as possible?

    1. EducateFirst

      Hi Abayan,

      You are welcome to attend our learning centre and we will be happy to discuss your needs. Alternatively, please call our office number for more information: 0113 265 3459.


      EF Team.

  4. Great SATs class. Excellent teacher. Loving it already. Highly recommended. A++++++++

    – S. K. M.

  5. SATs is a waste of time in my opinion but the kids have to do it as they have no option, so i am very pleased that you have classes to help them get ready for the exams in May. My neighbour already goes to your huddersfield centre and I am thinking of sending my son near exam time as i cannot afford it. even though it is only £6.25 which is the cheapest i have seen so far.

  6. We absolutely love your blog and find a lot of your post’s to be just what I’m looking for my son’s education. Can you offer guest writers to write content to suit your needs? I wouldn’t mind creating a post or elaborating on a lot of the subjects you write about here.

  7. Just came across your website and was thinking if you do 11+ and grammar school entrance exams help for kids? I live in Leeds and want my kids to go the Leeds grammar school next year so want them to have extra private tutoring to make sure they get the grades they need.


  8. Shagufta Chaudhury

    SATs tuition has really helped my daughter who was struggling at school. Her school report is much better and the teachers are happy with her progress thanks to you guys.

    Just one thing, why don’t you offer a girls only class? I will appeal to more people who want this type of help. Still, I think your classes are fabulous.

  9. I can confirm that the sats class by educate first is just £6.25.

    The best pennies i have ever spent and all for a fab cause – my kids education.

  10. Love it. My girl has really improved since she started coming to the SATs classes in Huddersfield. The tutor has done a great job. Just hope that my girl does well in her SATs as that is what I am worried about. I am going to keep on sending my girl to the centre and hope that there will be a summer school as promised.

    Thank you.


  11. Dear Educate First,

    Thank you for helping my daughter prepare for her SATs exams. Your special classes have been a great help and both me and my partner really appreciate what you have done. She is much more confident and has really shown great improvement in her school work. She is able to sit down and focus on exam style questions and has a good crack at the really difficult questions too.

    I will be putting her back in your tuition group for the summer school and again starting in September for the next academic.

    Thanks again.


  12. A great tutoring service from a great company.

    My kids just love it.

  13. Dear tutors,

    I have read alot about your company and classes you hold in Leeds. Will there be another SATs class in 2014 as i would like to send my kids to it. They need a lot of help in maths and english. Will it be the same price as last time? I hope the price does not go up as your company is the only place I have found that with such low price.



  14. Love the SATs support tuition classes in Bradford, Leeds and Huddersfield. This is a must for all year 6 students to help them prepare for their exams. Can’t complain about the price either.

    Thanks guys.

  15. Hi, will you be running the SATS classes again this year? My friend’s kids found them extremely helpful and have recommended I use your services this year. I am from Huddersfield, but did not want to register unless I am certain that the classes will be on again.

    1. EducateFirst

      Yes, we will be running our SATs classes nearer the time in the first quarter of 2014. The classes were a huge success in 2013, so we recommend that all parents and students register early to avoid disappointment.

      – EducateFirst.

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