Until 2009, Key Stage 3 (KS3) pupils were required to KS3 SATs papers in the 3 core subjects: English, Maths and Science. These provided records of attainment in the individual subjects. English SATs papers also included a Shakespeare play SATs paper.
In April, 2009, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) voted to ballot members on boycotting KS3 SATs tests for the following year.
KS3 SATs papers have been replaced with formal teacher assessments in each of the National Curriculum subjects: English, maths, science, history, geography, modern foreign languages, design and technology, ICT, art and design, music, physical education, citizenship and religious education.
Whilst children are no longer formally assessed at KS3 with National Curriculum tests, the KS3 SATs papers taken by pupils in the years up to 2009 remain highly relevant to their teacher assessments and overall school performance. Below you will find all available KS3 past papers, completely free SATs past papers to download and practice with.
|Year||Reading Booklet||Reading Answer Booklet||Writing Paper||Writing Answer Booklet||Shakespeare Paper||Administrator's Guide||Marking Scheme||Level Thresholds|
KS3 SATs papers in English cover work from years 7 to 9 and are often assessed by an internally marked formal examination. The results of these are often used in choosing which GCSE set a child will be placed in.
|Year||Level 3-5||Level 4-6||Level 5-7||Level 6-8||Mental Maths Audio Transcript||Mental Maths Audio MP3||Mental Maths Answer Sheet||Marking Scheme||Level Thresholds|