KS3 SATs Papers

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Year 9 English Test

KS3 English Tests consist of a reading comprehension test and a Shakespeare test. SATs papers at KS3 is the first time children face a Shakespeare assessment.

KS3 SATs papers are now written and marked within schools.
KS3 SATs papers are now written and marked within schools.

About KS3 SATs Papers

KS3 SATs papers were introduced in 2003.

KS3 test papers challenged children in their Year 9 Maths, Science and English.

Following a long battle with teachers, formal tests were dropped after 2009. KS3 Maths papers (together with English and Science) do still exist but they are written and marked within schools. For further information about KS3 SATs, read our dedicated History of SATs article.

KS3 SATs papers remain useful to children. Giving your child KS3 past papers before their tests is the best way to prepare them. 

Whilst there haven't been any published since 2009, Year 9 SATs remain valuable to children in Year 9. Especially for the KS3 SATs papers in Maths.

Since 2011 we have offered free KS3 SATs papers to millions of parents and teachers. Other websites (like emaths ks3, emaths ks3 maths and satspapers org ks3) have tried and failed to compete. Thank you for your support!  


Are the 2022 SATs papers from 2020?

Some people believe that the 2022 SATs were simply the 2020 SATs that were cancelled. Nobody at the STA has ever suggested that this happened so it is very unlikely.

Do you do SATs in Year 9?

Year 9 children no longer do SATs. Instead they take a sequence of informal teacher assessments.

What are the 2023 SATs papers?

SATs papers went ahead for KS1 and KS2 children in 2023. These can be found on our dedicated 2023 SATs page.

Do KS3 SATs still exist?

No. Formal KS3 SATs papers stopped in 2009. Since then, children have received a sequence of teacher assessments.


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