Optional SATs papers were used by teachers in some schools prior to 2016 to assess your child's progress at the end of the school year. From 2016, there will be a new style of SATs paper to reflect the updated National Curriculum. This download comprises the 'old-style' optional SATs papers, but is still useful for exam practice. It includes all the papers and marking schemes for the Y3 maths optional SATs for 2006.
This pack includes:
- Y3 maths SATs 2006 paper 3a (levels 2-3)
- Y3 maths SATs 2006 paper 3b (levels 3-4)
- Mental maths pupil answer sheet
- Mental maths test transcript
- Mark scheme, paper 3a
- Mark scheme, paper 3b
All the papers and marking materials have been merged into one easy download.
Paper 3a or Paper 3b?
A choice of two test papers is available, depending on your child's ability (some of the questions are the same for both papers). If your Y3 child is working at or below an average level for Year 3 they should complete Paper 3a. If your child is confident about maths and would benefit from an extra challenge they should take Paper 3b. For more about understanding SATs results read our parents' guide.
Official SATs in KS1 and KS2
You'll find answers to all your questions about SATs in Y2 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 Y3 English optional SATs papers
The 2006 optional Y3 English SATs paper is also available to download.