Download Year 3 Optional SATs Papers
Download every past Year 3 SATs paper to help prepare children for their KS2 SATs tests. Answers to every question can be found in the Marking Schemes.
Year 3 English Reading Optional SATs Papers
Download Key Stage 2 English Reading SATs practice papers for children in Year 3. You'll find the reading booklet and reading answer booklet for each test below.
|Year||Reading Booklet||Reading Answer Booklet||Story Task||Marking Scheme (Answers)||Scaled Scores / Levels|
|Year||Spelling Task||Marking Scheme (Answers)|
The 2003 Year 3 English optional SATs papers included a story task. This task was not present in the 2006 papers.
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Are there SATs in Year 3?
Strictly speaking, no.
However, most schools will run a set of 'SATs-like' assessment tests for Year 3 every May. This will take the form of a 'silent test' in their classroom and the results will be used to track their academic progress.
Some schools will use all (or part) of the Year 3 optional SATs papers for their Year 3 tests.
What are Year 3 Optional SATs Papers?
Year 3 optional SATs papers were written and published several years ago. Two sets were published by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), in 2003 and 2006.
Schools could download these past papers for free or order printed copies from the QCA. Practically every school within the UK would have used these test papers over the past 20 years.
These tests closely mimic SATs tests and were written for schools to use to help monitor children's progress between Year 3 and Year 5, before KS2 SATs in Year 6.
Many schools have used these test papers in the past for KS2 SATs preparation.
Who can use Year 3 Optional SATs Papers?
These Year 3 SATs papers can be used by pupils, teachers and parents. Indeed, they are free to download for anyone that wishes to use them.
These Year 3 SATs papers are in English reading (comprehension) and maths and include full marking schemes.
Levels information (what came before scaled scores) is only available for the first set of Year 3 test papers published in 2003.
It's important to bear in mind that these past papers were published in 2003 and 2006 and that there has been a curriculum change since then. Hence, there may be a number of topics within these optional SATs papers that your child may not recognise.