2017 SATs Papers

Download the 2017 national curriculum Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATs for free.

2017 Key Stage 2 SATs Papers

The 2017 KS2 SATs started in primary schools in England on Monday 8th May 2017. The tests took place over four days.

2017 English Reading KS2 SATs Papers

The 2017 KS2 English Reading SATs paper contained three separate reading texts: 'Gaby to the Rescue', 'Swimming the English Channel' and 'An Encounter at Sea'.

Download the question paper, answer booklet and mark scheme resources below:

YearReading Booklet Reading Answer Booklet Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2017

2017 Maths KS2 SATs Papers

The 2017 Maths tests included Paper 1 (Arithmetic), Paper 2 (Reasoning) and Paper 3 (Reasoning). All three test papers were non-calculator tests and their marks were added together for a total Maths mark.

The 2017 KS2 SATs were in English Reading, Maths and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.
The 2017 KS2 SATs were in English Reading, Maths and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.

Download the question papers, answer booklets and mark schemes below:

YearPaper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3 Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2017

2017 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) KS2 SATs Papers

The 2017 SPaG tests (also known as GaPS or Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) included Paper 1 (Questions) and Paper 2 (Spelling). Marks for both papers were added together to form the total SPaG mark.

Download the question papers, answer booklets and mark schemes below:

YearPaper 1 (Questions) Paper 2 (Spelling) Spelling Transcript Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2017

About the 2017 KS2 SATs

Children in Year 6 (those aged 10-11 at the time) took their KS2 SATs tests in May 2017.

The 2017 KS2 SATs were authored, produced and managed by the STA (Standards and Testing Agency) under the authorisation of the DfE (Department for Education).

The 2017 KS2 SATs were authored, produced and managed by the STA.
The 2017 KS2 SATs were authored, produced and managed by the STA.

KS2 SATs 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.

Pupils with additional educational needs were offered support and/or extra exam time where available. Modified materials using braille and large print were available to eligible pupils and their teachers.

For the 2017 Key Stage 2 tests, it was decided that the Reading paper would again take place on the Tuesday following a successful trial in 2018.

The 2017 SATs took place under exam conditions and were marked externally.
The 2017 SATs took place under exam conditions and were marked externally.

2017 was the second year of 'new-style' KS2 SATs tests under the new national curriculum.

To help prepare children for the 2017 KS2 SATs, children were able to download test papers from previous years free of charge. Whilst not working to the same curriculum, KS2 SATs Papers from 2015 (and before) were still useful to aid preparation.

Once marked, children's scores were converted to scaled scores:

  • If a child's scaled score was below 100, they had not reached the expected standard.

  • If a child's scaled score was between 100 and 109, they had reached the expected standard.

  • If a child's score was 110 or over, they had exceeded the expected standard and were judged as working at greater depth.

2017 KS2 SATs Scaled Scores Expected Standard and Greater Depth

Here you will find the Key Stage 2 raw/scaled conversion tables.

2017 English Reading KS2 SATs

The raw score required to achieve the "expected standard" (a scaled score of 100) was 26. Thus, the "pass mark" for pupils taking the 2017 KS2 English Reading SATs was 26/50 or 52%. In order to achieve "greater depth" (scaled score of 110) a child would have to score at least 39/50 or 78%.

See below for the full raw marks to scaled scores conversion table:

Raw Score Scaled Score Level Attained
00Below Expectations
10
20
380
480
581
683
784
885
986
1087
1188
1289
1390
1491
1591
1692
1793
1894
1994
2095
2196
2297
2397
2498
2599
26100At Expected Level
27100
28101
29102
30103
31103
32104
33105
34106
35107
36108
37108
38109
39110Above Expectations / Greater Depth
40112
41113
42114
43115
44116
45118
46119
47120
48120
49120
50120

2017 Maths KS2 SATs

The raw score required to achieve the "expected standard" (a scaled score of 100) was 26. Thus, the "pass mark" for children taking the 2017 KS2 Maths SATs was 26/50 or 52%. In order to achieve "greater depth" (scaled score of 110) a child would have to score at least 39/50 or 78%.

See below for the full raw marks to scaled scores conversion table:

Raw Score Scaled Score Level Attained
00Below Expectations
10
20
380
480
580
680
781
882
982
1083
1184
1284
1385
1486
1586
1687
1787
1888
1988
2089
2189
2289
2390
2490
2591
2691
2791
2892
2992
3092
3193
3293
3393
3494
3594
3694
3794
3895
3995
4095
4196
4296
4396
4496
4597
4697
4797
4897
4998
5098
5198
5298
5399
5499
5599
5699
57100At Expected Level
58100
59100
60100
61100
62101
63101
64101
65101
66102
67102
68102
69102
70103
71103
72103
73103
74104
75104
76104
77104
78105
79105
80105
81105
82106
83106
84106
85106
86107
87107
88107
89108
90108
91108
92109
93109
94109
95110Above Expectations / Greater Depth
96110
97110
98111
99111
100112
101112
102113
103114
104114
105115
106116
107117
108118
109120
110120

2017 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar KS2 SATs

The mark required to achieve the "expected standard" (a scaled score of 100) was 26. Thus, the "pass mark" for children taking the 2017 KS2 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar SATs was 26/50 or 52%. In order to achieve "greater depth" (scaled score of 110) a child would have to score at least 39/50 or 78%.

See below for the full raw marks to scaled scores conversion table:

Raw Score Scaled Score Level Attained
00Below Expectations
10
20
380
481
582
683
784
885
986
1087
1187
1288
1389
1489
1590
1690
1791
1892
1992
2093
2193
2294
2394
2495
2595
2695
2796
2896
2997
3097
3198
3298
3399
3499
3599
36100At Expected Level
37100
38101
39101
40102
41102
42103
43103
44104
45104
46105
47105
48106
49106
50107
51107
52108
53108
54109
55109
56110Above Expectations / Greater Depth
57111
58112
59112
60113
61114
62115
63116
64117
65118
66119
67120
68120
69120
70120

Each school's KS2 SATs results were made available to their headteachers in July 2017 via the NCA tools website. Individual KS2 SATs results were fed back to parents some time after this date, normally within a child's end of year report.

Every school's KS2 SATs performance was made publicly available in December 2017 as part of the 2017 primary school league tables.

2017 KS2 SATs Exam Timetable

Date Exam
Monday 8 May 2017 Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar - Paper 1
Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar - Paper 2
Tuesday 9 May 2017 English Reading
Wednesday 10 May 2017 Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)
Thursday 11 May 2017 Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)

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