Not sure what SATs are. But the 11+ in Northern Ireland is the exam you take in your last year of Primary School, it then determines what school you do to next (Grammer etc). Might be the same thing, but that's what I did anyway :lol:
You can see the differences between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland. We are in Primary School for 7 years (plus when I was there we did an extra year of Reception), then started 1st year Secondary School (or as you call it, year 8). So I was doing my GCSE's at year 12.
Crazy country my wee one.
Slightly off the topic, but thought I would share that nugget of information. You will thank me if it wins you a pub quiz ;) lol