2019 SATs Papers

Download the 2019 national curriculum Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATs for free.

2019 Key Stage 2 SATs Papers

The 2019 KS2 SATs started in primary schools in England on Monday 13th May 2019. The tests took place over four days.

2019 English Reading KS2 SATs Papers

The 2019 KS2 English Reading SATs paper contained three separate reading texts: 'The Park', 'Fact Sheet: About Bumblebees' and 'Music Box'.

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

YearReading Booklet Reading Answer Booklet Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2019

2019 Maths KS2 SATs Papers

The 2019 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 2019 KS2 SATs were in English Reading, Maths and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.
The 2019 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
2019

2019 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) KS2 SATs Papers

The 2019 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
2019

About the 2019 KS2 SATs

Children in Year 6 (those aged 10-11 at the time) took their KS2 SATs tests in May 2019.

The 2019 KS2 SATs were authored, produced and managed by the STA (Standards and Testing Agency) under the authorisation of the DfE (Department for Education).

The 2019 KS2 SATs were authored, produced and managed by the STA.
The 2019 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 2019 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 2019 SATs took place under exam conditions and were marked externally.
The 2019 SATs took place under exam conditions and were marked externally.

2019 was the fourth year of 'new-style' KS2 SATs tests under the new national curriculum.

To help prepare children for the 2019 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.

2019 KS2 SATs Scaled Scores Expected Standard and Greater Depth

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

2019 English Reading KS2 SATs

The raw score required to achieve the "expected standard" (a scaled score of 100) was 28. Thus, the "pass mark" for pupils taking the 2019 KS2 English Reading SATs was 28/50 or 56%. In order to achieve "greater depth" (scaled score of 110) a child would have to score at least 41/50 or 82%.

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
682
783
884
985
1086
1187
1288
1389
1489
1590
1691
1792
1892
1993
2094
2195
2295
2396
2497
2597
2698
2799
28100At Expected Level
29100
30101
31102
32102
33103
34104
35105
36106
37106
38107
39108
40109
41110Above Expectations / Greater Depth
42111
43113
44114
45115
46117
47118
48120
49120
50120

2019 Maths KS2 SATs

The raw score required to achieve the "expected standard" (a scaled score of 100) was 58. Thus, the "pass mark" for children taking the 2019 KS2 Maths SATs was 58/110 or 52.7%. In order to achieve "greater depth" (scaled score of 110) a child would have to score at least 95/110 or 86.4%.

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
681
782
882
983
1084
1184
1285
1385
1486
1586
1687
1787
1888
1988
2089
2189
2289
2390
2490
2591
2691
2791
2892
2992
3092
3192
3293
3393
3493
3594
3694
3794
3895
3995
4095
4195
4296
4396
4496
4596
4697
4797
4897
4997
5098
5198
5298
5398
5499
5599
5699
5799
58100At Expected Level
59100
60100
61100
62101
63101
64101
65101
66101
67102
68102
69102
70102
71103
72103
73103
74103
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
103113
104114
105115
106116
107117
108118
109120
110120

2019 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar KS2 SATs

The mark required to achieve the "expected standard" (a scaled score of 100) was 36. Thus, the "pass mark" for children taking the 2019 KS2 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar SATs was 36/70 or 51.4%. In order to achieve "greater depth" (scaled score of 110) a child would have to score at least 55/70 or 78.6%.

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
682
783
884
985
1086
1187
1287
1388
1489
1589
1690
1790
1891
1992
2092
2193
2293
2394
2494
2594
2695
2795
2896
2996
3097
3197
3298
3398
3499
3599
36100At Expected Level
37100
38100
39101
40101
41102
42102
43103
44103
45104
46104
47105
48106
49106
50107
51107
52108
53109
54109
55110Above Expectations / Greater Depth
56111
57111
58112
59113
60114
61115
62116
63117
64118
65119
66120
67120
68120
69120
70120

Each school's KS2 SATs results were made available to their headteachers in July 2019 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 2019 as part of the 2019 primary school league tables.

2019 KS2 SATs Exam Timetable

Date Exam
Monday 13 May 2019 Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar - Paper 1
Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar - Paper 2
Tuesday 14 May 2019 English Reading
Wednesday 15 May 2019 Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)
Thursday 16 May 2019 Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)

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