Pupils aged as young as 10 fear SATs exam failure could ruin their lives

Children as young as 10 worry that doing badly in their school SATs tests could set them up for failure in their lives, new research shows. More than half of pupils – 55 per cent – said they were worried that failing to achieve the required standard would damage their chances of success in the future, in a poll of more than 1,000 children who took their Key Stage Two SATs exams last year aged 11. Six out of 10 children claimed they had been told by teachers that SATs were important for the school league tables, while 68 per cent admitted feeling pressured at exam time. Read More.