Children are left in TEARS by reading tests that one teacher claims is the hardest EVER set by the Government


  • 600,000 10 and 11 year olds in England did the SATs test this morning
  • Teachers claimed even able pupils were unable to finish the tough exam 
  • They said the questions would have been tough for 15-year-old children
  • But Government insists it’s vital to ensure children are reading properly  

Teachers today condemned the ‘hardest ever’ reading test imposed on hundreds of thousands of 10 and 11 year-olds, reporting some pupils were reduced to tears by the exam.

Almost 600,000 children sat the reading test this morning in the first example of exams on a new tougher national curriculum.

After the test was complete, teachers took to the Times Educational Supplement forums to protest at how hard the SAT was.

One teacher said: ‘That was, without doubt, the hardest reading test I’ve ever seen. Unbelievable. I’m so angry right now.



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