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Optional SATs papers: Y3 English set A

TheSchoolRun optional SATs papers: Y3 English set A
Download this Year 3 English practice optional SATs paper, written by a primary-school teacher to mirror the optional SATs papers used in schools until 2015 to assess pupils' progress at the end of the KS2 school year, to offer your child some extra at-home practice.
Keystage:  KS2, Year 3

Although externally-assessed SATs only take place at the end of each Key Stage, in some schools optional SATs were used prior to 2015 to assess children's progress in English and maths at the end of Years 3, 4 and 5. Only a very limited number of official optional SATs papers were available to parents for at-home use (you can download them for free from TheSchoolRun), so we commissioned our own 'mock' papers.

From 2016, new SATs were introduced in line with the new National Curriculum. These mock papers, available exclusively to TheSchoolRun subscribers, are based on the old-style optional SATs but will still offer your child extra practice opportunities and have been written to reflect the kind of questions they'll find in the official papers.

Year 3 English optional SATs, set A includes:

  • Y3 English Reading paper, Story text (Fantastic Felines, Caring for your cat, Cats as pets: a history)
  • Reading Answer booklet
  • Year 3 English Writing Assessment (The Magical Cat, The Incredible Cat Toys)
  • Answers and mark scheme

All the papers and marking materials have been merged into one easy download.

Official SATs in KS1 and KS2

You'll find answers to all your questions about SATs in Year 2 in Your KS1 SATs questions answered.

To download Year 6 official SATs papers, and read about how the Y6 tests are changing and find out more about the KS2 Grammar, punctuation and spelling test read our information about KS2 SATs.

Download more Y3 English optional SATs papers

The official 2003 optional Y3 English SATs paper is also available to download, as well as another Y3 English optional SATs practice paper, set B.


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