2022 SATs Papers

Download the 2022 national curriculum Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATs for free.

2022 Key Stage 2 SATs Papers

The 2022 KS2 SATs started in primary schools in England on Monday 9th May 2022. The tests took place over four days.

2022 English Reading KS2 SATs Papers

The 2022 KS2 English Reading SATs paper contained three separate reading texts: 'The Parsnips', 'My Circus Life' and 'A Traveller in Time'.

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

YearReading Booklet Reading Answer Booklet Marking Scheme (Answers)
2022

2022 Maths KS2 SATs Papers

The 2022 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 2022 KS2 SATs were in English Reading, Maths and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.
The 2022 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)
2022

2022 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) KS2 SATs Papers

The 2022 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)
2022

About the 2022 KS2 SATs

Children in Year 6 (those aged 10-11 at the time) took their KS2 SATs tests in May 2022.

The 2022 KS2 SATs were authored, produced and managed by the STA (Standards and Testing Agency) under the authorisation of the DfE (Department for Education).

The 2022 KS2 SATs were authored, produced and managed by the STA.
The 2022 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 2022 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 2022 SATs took place under exam conditions and were marked externally.
The 2022 SATs took place under exam conditions and were marked externally.

2022 was the fifth year of 'new-style' KS2 SATs tests under the new national curriculum, after the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 tests due to coronavirus.

To help prepare children for the 2022 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.

2022 KS2 SATs Scaled Scores Expected Standard and Greater Depth

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

2022 English Reading KS2 SATs

The raw score required to achieve the "expected standard" (a scaled score of 100) was 29. Thus, the "pass mark" for pupils taking the 2022 KS2 English Reading SATs was 29/50 or 58%. 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
581
682
783
884
985
1086
1187
1288
1388
1489
1590
1691
1791
1892
1993
2093
2194
2295
2396
2496
2597
2698
2798
2899
29100At Expected Level
30100
31101
32102
33103
34104
35104
36105
37106
38107
39108
40109
41110Above Expectations / Greater Depth
42111
43113
44114
45115
46117
47118
48120
49120
50120

2022 Maths KS2 SATs

The raw score required to achieve the "expected standard" (a scaled score of 100) was 29. Thus, the "pass mark" for children taking the 2022 KS2 Maths SATs was 29/50 or 58%. 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
481
582
683
783
884
985
1085
1186
1286
1387
1487
1588
1688
1789
1889
1990
2090
2190
2291
2391
2491
2592
2692
2792
2892
2993
3093
3193
3294
3394
3494
3594
3695
3795
3895
3995
4096
4196
4296
4396
4497
4597
4697
4797
4897
4998
5098
5198
5298
5399
5499
5599
5699
5799
58100At Expected Level
59100
60100
61100
62100
63101
64101
65101
66101
67102
68102
69102
70102
71102
72103
73103
74103
75103
76104
77104
78104
79104
80105
81105
82105
83105
84106
85106
86106
87107
88107
89107
90107
91108
92108
93108
94109
95109
96110Above Expectations / Greater Depth
97110
98111
99111
100111
101112
102113
103113
104114
105115
106116
107117
108118
109120
110120

2022 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar KS2 SATs

The mark required to achieve the "expected standard" (a scaled score of 100) was 29. Thus, the "pass mark" for children taking the 2022 KS2 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar SATs was 29/50 or 58%. 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
481
582
683
784
885
986
1087
1187
1288
1389
1489
1590
1690
1791
1892
1992
2093
2193
2294
2394
2495
2595
2696
2796
2896
2997
3097
3198
3298
3399
3499
35100At Expected Level
36100
37101
38101
39102
40102
41102
42103
43103
44104
45104
46105
47105
48106
49107
50107
51108
52108
53109
54109
55110Above Expectations / Greater Depth
56111
57112
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 2022 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 should be made publicly available in December 2022 as part of the 2022 primary school league tables, although due to concerns regarding the educational impact of coronavirus this may not happen.

2022 KS2 SATs Exam Timetable

Date Exam
Monday 9 May 2022 Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar - Paper 1
Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar - Paper 2
Tuesday 10 May 2022 English Reading
Wednesday 11 May 2022 Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)
Thursday 12 May 2022 Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)

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