2015 KS2 SATs Papers
The 2015 KS2 SATs took place in the week commencing 11th May 2015. 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 GaPS under formal exam conditions. These papers were marked externally whilst separate teacher assessments in Writing and Science were marked by their teachers.
2015 was the final year of 'old-style' SATs tests under the previous national curriculum. For 2016, a brand new set of KS1 and KS2 SATs papers were introduced.
To help prepare children for the 2015 KS2 SATs, children were able to download KS2 SATs Papers from previous years.
2015 KS2 SATs Dates
|Monday 11 May 2015||
English Reading (Levels 3-5)
English Reading (Level 6)
|Tuesday 12 May 2015||
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling - Paper 1 & Paper 2 (Levels 3-5)
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling - Paper 1 & Paper 2 (Level 6)
|Wednesday 13 May 2015||
Maths Paper 1 (Levels 3-5)
Mental Maths (Levels 3-5)
|Thursday 14 May 2015||
Maths Paper 2 (Levels 3-5)
Maths Paper 1 (Level 6)
Maths Paper 2 (Level 6)
2015 SATs Results
2015 was the very last year of 'levels' and children's marks being directly compared to a levels threshold table. For 2016, children's marks began to be recorded using the scaled score system.
To view the levels thredhold table for the 2015 SATs, download the PDF marked 'Scaled Scores / Levels'.
Each school's results were made available to their headteachers in July 2015 via the NCA tools website. Every school's performance was then made public in December 2015 to create the 2015 school league tables.
If you are interested in seeing how your child's school performed in the 2015 SATs then look at the Department for Education (DfE) website that maintains up to date and historical school league tables.
2015 KS2 SATs - English Reading (Levels 3-5)
The 2015 KS2 English Reading paper (Levels 3-5) was 60 minutes long and contained three separate texts. These were 'Charlie Small', 'Guide Dogs' and 'California's Unlikely Warriors'. The paper was out of 50 marks.
|Year||Reading Booklet||Reading Answer Booklet||Marking Scheme (Answers)||Scaled Scores / Levels|
2015 KS2 SATs - English Reading (Level 6)
2015 KS2 SATs - Maths (Levels 3-5)
The 2015 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.
|Year||Paper 1||Paper 2||Marking Scheme (Answers)||Scaled Scores / Levels|
2015 KS2 SATs - Mental Maths
|Year||Mental Maths MP3||Mental Maths Answer Sheet||Mental Maths Transcript|
2015 KS2 SATs - Maths (Level 6)
2015 KS2 SATs - GaPS (Levels 3-5)
The 2015 GaPS 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 GaPS mark.
|Year||Paper 1 (Questions)||Paper 2 (Spelling)||Spelling Transcript||Marking Scheme (Answers)||Scaled Scores / Levels|
2015 KS2 SATs - GaPS (Level 6)
2015 KS1 SATs Papers
The 2015 KS1 SATs took place at a time convenient to every school throughout May 2015. 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.