2011 SATs Papers

In 2011, SATs tests were given to children in Year 2 (KS1 SATs) and Year 6 (KS2 SATs).

2011 KS2 SATs Papers

The 2011 KS2 SATs took place in the week commencing 12th May 2011. The tests took place over four days.

Children in Year 6 (those aged 10-11) took these tests in their normal school classrooms (in the UK). SATs papers were taken in Maths, Reading and SPaG under formal exam conditions. These papers were marked externally whilst separate teacher assessments in Writing and Science were marked by their teachers.

The 2011 Year 6 SATs featured minor tweaks to the Reading paper. These included three unrelated texts with entirely isolated questions. In previous Key Stage 2 SATs tests, the texts would be in some way related and the questions would ask children to compare them.

To help prepare children for the 2011 KS2 SATs, children were able to download KS2 SATs Papers from previous years.

2011 KS2 SATs Papers
2011 KS2 SATs Papers

2011 KS2 SATs Dates

Date Exam
Monday 12 May 2011 English Reading (Levels 3-5)
English Reading (Level 6)
Tuesday 13 May 2011 Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar - Paper 1 & Paper 2 (Levels 3-5)
Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar - Paper 1 & Paper 2 (Level 6)
Wednesday 14 May 2011 Maths Paper 1 (Levels 3-5)
Mental Maths (Levels 3-5)
Thursday 15 May 2011 Maths Paper 2 (Levels 3-5)
Maths Paper 1 (Level 6)
Maths Paper 2 (Level 6)

2011 SATs Results

To view the levels thredhold table for the 2011 SATs, download the PDF marked 'Scaled Scores / Levels'.

Each school's results were made available to their headteachers in July 2011 via the NCA tools website. Every school's performance was then made public in December 2011 to create the 2011 school league tables.

If you are interested in seeing how your child's school performed in the 2011 SATs then look at the Department for Education (DfE) website that maintains up to date and historical school league tables.

2011 KS2 SATs - English Reading (Levels 3-5)

The 2011 KS2 English Reading paper (Levels 3-5) was 60 minutes long and contained five separate texts. These were 'Caving in Daveley Dale', 'Need to know', 'An interview with Lisa Clark', 'Caving ... what lies beneath?' and 'Visit Daveley Dale Caves'. The paper was out of 50 marks.

YearReading Booklet Reading Answer Booklet Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2011

2011 KS2 SATs - English Reading (Level 6)

Children that were performing especially strongly may have sat a separate Level 6 Reading SATs Paper. This is listed below but to find out more, head over to the Level 6 SATs page.

YearReading Stimulus Reading Answer Booklet Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2011

2011 KS2 SATs - Maths (Levels 3-5)

The 2011 Maths tests included Paper 1, Paper 2 and the audible Mental Maths test. All three test papers were non-calculator tests and their marks were added together for a total Maths mark.

YearPaper 1 Paper 2 Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2011

2011 KS2 SATs - Mental Maths

YearMental Maths MP3 Mental Maths Answer Sheet Mental Maths Transcript
2011
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Part 2

2011 KS2 SATs - Maths (Level 6)

Children that were performing especially strongly may have sat separate Level 6 Maths SATs Papers. These are listed below but to find out more, head over to the Level 6 SATs page.

YearPaper 1 Paper 2 Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2011

2011 KS2 SATs - SPaG (Levels 3-5)

The 2011 SPaG tests included Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 was a sequence of short-answer questions and Paper 2 was a spelling test spoken aloud by their teacher. Marks for both papers were added together to form the total SPaG mark.

YearPaper 2 (Spelling) Spelling Transcript Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2011

2011 KS1 SATs Papers

The 2011 KS1 SATs took place at a time convenient to every school throughout May 2011. The tests would have likely taken place over 3-4 days. Children in Year 2 (aged 6-7) took these tests in their normal school classrooms. KS1 SATs papers were taken in Maths and Reading under fairly informal conditions. These papers were set and marked by (but not necessarily authored by) their teachers.

To help prepare children for the 2011 KS1 SATs, children were able to download past KS1 SATs Papers from previous years.

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