Optional SATs papers: Y5 English 2003

Optional SATs papers: Year 5 English 2003
Optional SATs were used in some schools prior to 2016 in Y3, Y4 and Y5 to track pupils' progress in English and maths. This official Y5 English SATs paper from 2003, free to download, can be used as an at-home revision and study aid.
Key stage: Year 5, KS2
Subject: SATs, Optional SATs

Prior to 2016, some schools used optional SATs at the end of Years 3, 4 and 5 to test pupils' progress. From 2016, there will be a new system of SATs in line with the revised National Curriculum. These 2003 KS2 Y5 English optional SATs papers are the old-style optional SATs, but can still be used to help prepare your child for taking exams.

To download more optional SATs papers for English and maths read our parents' guide, Optional SATs explained.

This pack includes:

  • Y5 SATs English 2003 Reading booklet: Footprints in Space
  • Reading answer booklet: Footprints in Space
  • Longer writing task: Feature article: Meeting Oran
  • Shorter writing task: Instruction leaflet
  • Reading test mark scheme

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

Official SATs in KS1 and KS2

For parents' information, advice and past papers for Y2 SATs and Y6 SATs, including the now-defunct Level 6 SATs that were taken by highly able children in KS2, go to:

Download Y5 SATs maths optional past papers

The 2003 optional Y5 maths SATs paper is also available to download.

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