Skip to main content

Optional SATs papers: Y3 English set B

TheSchoolRun optional SATs papers: Y3 English set B
A Year 3 English practice optional SATs paper, written by a primary-school teacher to mirror the old optional SATs papers used in schools before 2016 to assess pupils' progress at the end of Y3. Exclusive to TheSchoolRun subscribers and available for instant download.
Keystage:  KS2, Year 3

Although 'official' SATs only take place at the end of each Key Stage (in Year 2 and Year 6), prior to 2016 some schools used  optional SATs to assess children's progress in English and maths at the end of Years 3, 4 and 5. Only a very limited number of optional SATs past papers were available to parents for at-home use (you can download them for free from TheSchoolRun), so we commissioned our own 'mock' papers.

New SATs exams were introduced in 2016, 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 at-home revision opportunities and have been written to reflect the kind of questions they'll find in the official papers.

Year 3 English optional SATs, set B includes:

  • Y3 English Reading paper, Story text (In the swim!, The Healthy swimmer, The water baby)
  • Reading Answer booklet
  • Year 3 English Writing Assessment (The Talking Fish, The "Miracle Costume")
  • 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 A.


with a 14-day FREE trial!

Start a free 14 day trial today
  • Thousands of English, maths & science printable and interactive resources
  • Weekly learning plan for your child
  • Downloadable learning packs & workbooks
FREE for 14 days then £5.99/month
*£0 TODAY*
Cancel anytime