Are there any year 5 optional SATs papers for free?
Here are all Year 5 SATs papers for you to download free of charge. This includes all available Year 5 Optional SATs issued by the STA going back to 2003. Here are all Year 7 Optional SATs Papers for you to download for free. What lies beneath your Feet? Stranger than Fiction? Come and join Me!
Are optional SATs still a useful tool?
Whilst not published for a number of years, Optional SATs are still a helpful and useful tool.
When do the SATs take place?
Both types of SATs papers are taken by their respective year groups in May, after the Easter holidays. “SATs week” is when all KS2 SATs tests take place across the UK. For KS1 SATs, schools are granted the flexibility of administering them at a time that’s convenient to them throughout the whole of May 2022.
Should I take the optional SATs papers for KS2?
If they are used with the knowledge that the new syllabus and new format KS2 tests will be slightly more advanced then they pose no problems. Children who do very well in these optional SATS papers will be well along the road to doing very well in their KS2 SATS.
What are optional SATs and are they useful?
Optional SATs were designed to help teachers give children a relevant “SATs-like” assessment. They are available for Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 8. Whilst not published for a number of years, Optional SATs are still a helpful and useful tool.
What do the Optional Maths papers mean?
There are two sets of optional Maths papers available for children to use as practice papers. Because they are now a little adrift from the syllabus and the new format of KS2 tests they should not be used to mean anything definitive in terms of results. When these papers are used they should simply be seen as a good benchmark of progress.