SATs at KS1- Tests details , Past Years SATs Papers

KS1 SATs Papers – English Reading

  • Reading Booklet 1 with Question Paper
  • Reading Booklet 2
  • Reading  Answer Booklet 2
  • Marking Scheme
  • Scaled Score/Level Score
  • Reading Booklet 1
  • Reading Booklet 2
  • Reading  Answer Booklet 1
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  • Scaled Score/Level Score
  • Reading Booklet 1
  • Reading Booklet 2
  • Reading  Answer Booklet 1
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  • Reading Booklet 1
  • Reading Booklet 2
  • Reading  Answer Booklet 1
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  • Scaled Score/Level Score
  • Reading Booklet 1
  • Reading Booklet 2
  • Reading  Answer Booklet 1
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  • Scaled Score/Level Score
  • Reading Booklet 1
  • Reading Booklet 2
  • Reading  Answer Booklet 1
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  • Scaled Score/Level Score
  • Reading Booklet 1
  • Reading Booklet 2
  • Reading  Answer Booklet 1
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  • Scaled Score/Level Score
  • Reading Booklet 1
  • Reading Booklet 2
  • Reading  Answer Booklet 1
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  • Scaled Score/Level Score

KS1 SATs Papers – Maths

  • Paper 1
  • Paper 2
  • Administrator’s Guide
  • Marking Scheme (Answers)
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  • Paper 1
  • Paper 2
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  • Paper 1
  • Paper 2
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KS1 SATs Papers – SPaG

  • Paper 1 (Spelling)
  • Paper 2 (Questions)
  • Spelling Transcript
  • Marking Scheme (Answers)
  • Scaled Scores / Levels
  • Paper 1 (Spelling)
  • Paper 2 (Questions)
  • Spelling Transcript
  • Marking Scheme (Answers)
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  • Paper 1 (Spelling)
  • Paper 2 (Questions)
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  • Paper 1 (Spelling)
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  • Paper 1 (Spelling)
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  • Paper 1 (Spelling)
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  • Paper 1 (Spelling)
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What Are SATs?

SATs are standardised assessment tests administered by primary schools in England to children in Year 2 and Year 6 to check their educational progress. They are one marker used by the government, and hence parents, of the quality of the education at a school. The setting and marking of SATs are carried out in UK schools by the Standards & Testing Agency.

KS1 SATs in Year 2

KS1 SATs papers (often called Year 2 SATs) are tests children take at the end of Year 2. SATs papers KS1 are taken in 

  • English Reading
  • Maths and 
  • SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar).

KS1 SATs papers is the contracted form of “Key Stage 1 SATs papers” and children take these tests in Year 2. Hence why plenty refer to these tests as “Year 2 SATs papers” or “Year 2 SATs”.

KS1 SATs in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 were ‘formal’ tests although exam timings were not strictly adhered to to help limit the pressure on Year 2 children.

In 2017 it was decided that from the 2022-23 academic year, children will no longer take formal SATs papers in KS1. Instead, a new Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) will take place within the first six weeks of children starting reception.

Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 KS1 SATs and 2021 KS1 SATs were cancelled.

KS1 SATs papers are split into tests children take in the classroom and the exam room.

English ReadingSpelling, Punctuation & Grammar (SPaG or GaPS) and Maths tests are taken in the exam room (under formal, timed exam conditions). English Writing and Science are taken in an informal classroom test called a ‘teacher assessment’.

English Reading

Reading Booklet 1 contains three texts and their respective questions. Children have 30 minutes to complete the KS1 SATs paper.

Reading Booklet 2 contains three longer, more complicated texts. The questions for these texts are in the Reading Answer Booklet.

SPaG

Children take two KS1 SATs papers in SPaG – Paper 1 (spelling) and Paper 2 (questions).

Paper 1 is an audible spelling test. Children need to spell a word in their answer booklet that’s read aloud in the classroom. Paper 2 is a sequence of short-answer SATs questions in punctuation and grammar.

Maths

The KS1 Maths SATs papers consists of two separate tests.

Paper 1 is called the “Arithmetic” paper, it’s worth 25 marks and it’s timed at roughly 20 minutes. Within it are a series of simple mental arithmetic questions. Paper 2 is called the “Reasoning” paper, it’s worth 35 marks and it’s timed at roughly 35 minutes. Here children are tested on their interpretation and application of Maths to more problem based questions using a variety of question types including multiple choice and matching. Children are not allowed to use calculators in either of the tests.

Topics tested include:

  • General number skills including counting, odd and even numbers, addition and subtraction, fractions etc.
  • Times tables.
  • Units of measurement including length, temperature, weight and fluid.
  • Patterns of shapes and numbers.
  • Money.
  • Charts.
  • Time.

2022 KS1 SATs

The 2022 KS1 SATs will take place at some point throughout May 2022. The precise days of the tests varies from school to school as they are given a greater degree of flexibility than KS2 SATs. Thus they would will be completed at some point between 1 May 2022 and 31 May 2022. The 2022 KS1 SATs will be the final year of KS1 SATs tests before they’re phased out, replaced by a Reception Baseline Assessment.

Children in Year 2 (aged 6-7 or those born between September 2013 and August 2014) will take these tests in their normal school classrooms (in the UK). 

SATs papers will be taken in following subjects under formal exam conditions

  • Maths,
  • Reading and
  • SPaG (optionally)

These papers will be marked externally whilst separate teacher assessments in Writing and Science will be marked by their teachers.

2022 will be the sixth year of KS1 SATs tests under the new national curriculum.

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