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Literacy and Numeracy SATs Breakdown Sheets: Primary

These sheets enable teachers to analyse the results of optional and end of Key Stage 2 SATs by question type or assessment focus to highlight children's strengths and areas for development, this may help inform curricular targets and identify groups of pupils for interventions.

A set of literacy notes and numeracy notes have been produced as a guide for the intended use of the breakdown sheets, and also start to give an idea to the type of questions you should ask yourself when using them. We have also provided you with a Y4 (2006) Literacy Example and a Y4 (2006) Numeracy Example of the breakdown sheets, based on fictional data, to see how a populated sheet can function.


If you have any questions regarding the use of these sheets or the optional collection, please contact the Directorate Support Team (Data and Statistics), corestats@cornwall.gov.uk.  

To download the breakdown sheet of interest right mouse click on the relevant link relating to SAT year, e.g. Y3 (2006 paper) and choose 'Save Target As...' and save the spreadsheet to a memorable area on your computer.

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Y2 (2009 paper) English

Y2 (2009 paper) Maths


Y3 (2006 paper) English

Y3 (2006 paper) Maths


Y4 (2006 paper) English

Y4 (2006 paper) Maths


Y5 (2006 paper) English

Y5 (2006 paper) Maths


Y6 (2013 paper) Reading

Y6 (2013 paper) Maths

Y6 (2009 paper) Science

These papers are the latest set issued by QCDA. 2006 papers for years 3, 4, and 5 , 2009 papers for year 2 and 2013 papers for year 6 (Y6 Science discontinued in 2009). Older Papers are also available; 2003 papers for years 3, 4 and 5, 2007 papers for year 2, and 2012 papers for year 6 (2008 for Y6 Science).

  • "Been out of special measures for just a year, and the grids are really allowing us to highlight 'groups' and areas of real achievement, backing up APP judgements."  St Mary and John's Catholic Primary, Erdington, Birmingham
  • "The sheets provide us with a host of data from only entering the individual pupil results once. Allowing others to use these bits of Excel Wizardry has saved us time and calculator batteries – it is much appreciated!" High Spen Primary School, Tyne & Wear
  • "I have been using your SATs breakdown sheets for some years now and find them an exceptional tool for identifying 'gaps' and next steps." Park Junior School, Castleford

RAISEonline has now released Question Level Analysis (QLA) functionality, replacing that in the DCSF Pupil Achievement Tracker. The Stats Team are monitoring this but for the moment recommend that Primary schools continue to use the Cornwall LA SATs Breakdown Sheets.

Points Score - If you are interested in the points score that each level represents, see the table below:

Levels W 1 2C 2B (2) 2A 3C 3B (3) 3A 4C 4B (4) 4A 5C 5B (5) 5A
Points 3 9 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35

QCA Optional SATs: N (previously L) at Optional Years 3 and 4 have a points equivalence of 9 points and at Y5 of 15 points.

In 2008 the Statistics Team offered an optional collection of any completed SATs Breakdown Sheets (NCY2-6) from schools in Cornwall. The team aimed to use the results to produce Cornwall LA summary measures, to help put your school results into context. However, following a very limited response, the Stats Team have now decided that they will instead use sample national figures to identify assessment focus strengths and weaknesses.

Directorate Support Team (Data and Statistics)

Directorate Support Team (Data and Statistics)

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