Key Stage 2 SATs

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KS2 SATs in English and maths are taken at the end of Year 6.

For KS2 English SATs, your child will be assessed on a range of reading and writing skills, such as the ability to interpret information and comment on writers' use of language and their use of sophisticated vocabulary and accurate punctuation.

For KS2 Maths SATs, they’ll need to know all their times tables and use them to divide and multiply, use a protractor to measure angles, calculate the perimeter and area of shapes, interpret data and solve problems involving ratio and proportion.

KS2 Science SATs aren’t assessed externally, but your child’s school might still set this test.

You can support your child as they prepare for SATs tests with our KS2 SATs past papers and our SATs revision courses. We explain what the exam involves in 2017 in our parents' guide to KS2 SATs 2017. We also have practice papers for the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (SPAG) test. Once the exams are over help your child wind down and understand your child's SATs results.


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Your free SATs downloads KS1 and KS2
Get your free SATs past papers, downloads and advice and information to help support your KS1 and KS2 child in the Y2 and Y6 tests here.
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Your 9-month KS2 SATs preparation plan
Children starting Year 6 in September will face the prospect of KS2 SATs exams in maths and English in May. There's no need to panic, but you will want to avoid last-minute cramming. Moira Holden suggests a nine-month plan to help your child be the best they can be.
KS2 SATs in 2017
Changes to KS2 SATs in 2017: what parents need to know
KS2 SATs were overhauled to be in line with the new national curriculum in May 2016. If your child will be sitting Y6 SATs in 2017, read on for the most up-to-date information for parents.


Key Stage 2 - 2016 English SATs Papers
Key Stage 2 - 2016 English SATs Papers
Help your child prepare for the English KS2 SATs, taken at the end of Year 6, with some revision and at-home practice. These complete 2016 Y6 SATs past papers are the official past papers from the Department for Education, used in schools.
KS2 Maths SATs 2016 past paper
Key Stage 2 - 2016 Maths SATs Papers
A complete set of official KS2 SATs maths papers from 2016. The past papers and answers and marking scheme can be downloaded for free from TheSchoolRun to offer at-home practice for the Y6 tests.
TheSchoolRun KS2 SATs English practice test C
KS2 English SATs practice test C
Boost your child's confidence in the run-up to the KS2 SATs with some at-home practice. TheSchoolRun's mock papers, exclusive to subscribers, have been prepared to mirror the format of the official test.
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Key Stage 2 SATS revision courses

Be sure your child has covered all the learning objectives they are required to have mastered by the time they sit their Key Stage 2 SATs tests (in the Summer term of Year 6 respectively). Work through the course of worksheets that cover all the core topics that could come up in the English and maths tests to improve your child's chances of success and boost their confidence before SATs.

KS2 SATs paper

KS2 SATs past papers and practice papers

You'll find lots of KS2 SATs papers and revision planners on TheSchoolRun to help your child prepare for their SATs test at the end of Year 6 including:

KS2 SATs past papers – the official past papers (though as these were administered pre-2016 they won't reflect the exact format of the new-style SATs)
SATs revision planner – get your child off to a confident start with these expert revision tips
Countdown to SATs action plan – a six-week plan to get your child ready

We also offer mock papers, exclusively created for TheSchoolRun and available only to subscribers. The practice papers mirror the new-curriculum SATs papers, for use in at-home practice sessions.



SATs pack

KS2 SATs learning pack

SATs tests in Year 6 can be a daunting prospect for teachers, parents and children. Give your child a head start with SATs preparation and boost their confidence about the exams with our guide, packed with tips, tricks and practical suggestions.

SATs practice book

SATs: Practice Makes Perfect

Our hugely popular SATs eBook is back in its fourth edition. SATs: Practice Makes Perfect has been written especially for all parents whose children are due to sit their SATs. In plain, straightforward language it tells you everything you need to know to help your child prepare for their exams, covering both Key Stage 1 and 2.

SPAG test

Year 6 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (SPAG) test

Adverbs, clauses, correct punctuation and sentence analysis are all part of the new KS2 SATs Grammar, punctuation and spelling test that all Year 6 children now sit. Help your child revise in preparation for the May assessments with our practice papers, written in the style of the 'SPAG' test.

Year 6 SATs enrichment worksheets and activities

Looking for a different, less rote-learning way to boost your child's confidence in the run-up to SATs? Try our no-grammar, no-maths-operations Y6 SATs enrichment learning pack, filled with activities to get your child thinking, planning, discussing and debating. Exclusive to TheSchoolRun subscribers.