Optional SATs were tests used by some schools in Years 3, 4 and 5 to check children's progress across the year. From 2016, a new SATs system is being introduced to reflect the updated National Curriculum. These papers are the 'old-style' optional SATs tests, but you can still use them at home to help your child get used to taking exams.
This Y3 English optional SATs paper (2003) includes:
- Y3 SATs English 2003 Reading booklet: Gifts from the Sea
- Reading answer booklet
- Longer writing task: The Moving Statue
- Shorter writing task: Mysterious Object
- Reading test mark scheme
- Writing mark scheme
All the papers and marking materials have been merged into one download.
For more information about "official" SATs in Y2 (KS1 SATs) and Y6 (KS2 SATs) read our beginner's guide to SATs.
Download Y3 SATs maths optional past papers
The 2003 optional Y3 maths SATs paper is also available to download.