2016 Sample Papers
Key Stage 1 SATs Papers will be set as formal externally tested papers from 2016 onwards. Here we have the sample papers set by the STA to guide parents and teachers on the layout, content and marking of the KS1 SATs Papers.
KS1 Year 2 Maths SATs Papers from 2016
Paper 1 Arithmetic
Paper 2 Reasoning
Paper 1 Instructions
Paper 2 Instructions
KS1 Year 2 English Papers From 2016
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling GPS Paper 1 & 2
GPS Paper 1 and Paper 2 Instructions
GPS Paper 1 & Paper 2 Marks Scheme
Reading Paper 2 Booket & Answer Booklet
Reading Paper 1 and Paper 2 Mark Scheme
Frame-works GPS and Reading
Grammar, Punctuation, Spellings & Reading Samples
Older KS1 SATs Papers from pre 2005
KS1 Year 2 Maths SATs Papers
Level 2 Practice Questions
Level 2 Test Paper
Level 3 Practice Questions
Level 3 Test Paper
KS1 Year 2 English Papers
1 and 2
Reading Booklet 1
Reading Booklet 2
Reading Booklet 3
Marking Scheme and Grade Boundaries
KS1 SATs Papers
However, it was soon realised that such formal exams for year 2 pupils added unnecessary pressure on young children of 7 years old. As a result from 2005 onwards formal KS1 SATs papers in year 2 are no longer taken. Instead your child’s class teacher will assess ks1 sats papers, using a variety of tests and observations, to see what level of attainment your child has reached.
Whilst children no longer take Year 2 SATs papers, the past KS1 SATs papers taken by pupils are extremely relevant in preparing your child for their KS1 teacher assessments.
From 2005 to 2015 teacher assessments covered English, Maths and Science. These assessments monitor how your child performed in their KS1 tasks and tests: Reading, writing (including spelling and handwriting), maths (including number, shape, space and measurement) and science. Your child’s class teacher used to set short pieces of work in English and maths to assess their level of ability.
From 2016 onwards more formal tests akin to the key stage 2 tests are set. Sample papers in Reading, Maths and SAPG (Spelling, punctuation and Grammar) have been made available to enable parents and teachers to prepare for this large change.