Key Stage 1 English and Maths Booster & Key Stage 2 English and Maths Booster

Key Stage 1 is taught during Year 1 and 2, whilst Key Stage 2 is taught between Year 3 and 6, of primary school. Targets defined in the National Curriculum are assessed at the end of each Key Stage.

The Key Stage 1 English and Maths Booster & Key Stage 2 English and Maths Booster classes are taught by fully qualified subject specialists, who are highly skilled and experienced primary school teachers. They are fully proficient in the National Curriculum.

These courses help children develop knowledge and skills, to meet, and exceed, expected target levels set by the government for KS1 and KS2 pupils. Areas covered in the courses consist of both literacy and numeracy, including spelling, punctuation, grammar, reading comprehension, numerical reasoning and arithmetic.

The success of our English and Maths Booster programmes is achieved through practical methods, written examples and bespoke programmes which reinforce and consolidate the child’s knowledge and understanding of literacy and numeracy. Our programme of study enables our students to apply the methods we have taught to problem solve and work through questions independently. We create a safe, friendly and stimulating working environment with no distractions, so that students can concentrate on their studies. Our tuition sessions are based on face to face tuition and our exclusively tailored resources for each child’s needs.

Year 6 SATs Preparation (and Transition to Secondary School)

The Year 6 SATs exams measure how well pupils are doing in the key areas of spelling, punctuation, grammar, reading, numerical reasoning and arithmetic. SATs are used by schools to assess a child’s academic ability and to see how each child is progressing in comparison with children of the same age nationally. These tests are taken in Year 6 (and Year 2 for the KS1 SATs) towards the end of the school calendar in May. For many children SATs will be their first introduction to any kind of formal testing. The SATs results in Year 6 are most often used to place your child in academic sets of the same ability in secondary school. Our teachers help prepare children for these exams by providing learning and study techniques, practice papers and tips on time management during exams.

The Department for Education (DfE) figures for 2018 show that, across the region, 9,322 students failed to achieve the minimum required scores in their SATs exams. Pupils from Dudley achieved some of the worst SATs scores in the UK, with almost 43% of them failing to achieve the minimum required scores. Similarly, 36% of pupils in Wolverhampton and 39% of pupils in Walsall failed to achieve the minimum scores.

After the Year 6 SATs tests, from May through to September, we run a Transition to Secondary School course. This course is designed to bridge the gap between the noticeable jump from primary to secondary school. The course enables your child to become accustomed to the pace of work and rigours of the Year 7 English and maths curriculum at secondary school. Additionally, your child will start the Key Stage 3 national curriculum ahead of their school year, making it easier for them when they do eventually start to cover the topics during Year 7 at their secondary school.

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