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Optional SATs papers: Y5 English set A

TheSchoolRun optional SATs papers: Y5 English set A
A Year 5 English mock optional SATs paper, written by a primary-school teacher to mirror the official Y5 English optional SATs papers used in schools prior to 2016 to assess pupils' progress. Exclusively available to TheSchoolRun subscribers, for immediate download.
Keystage:  KS2, Year 5

Although official, externally-assessed SATs only take place at the end of each Key Stage (in Year 2 and Year 6), up until 2015, 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 official optional SATs papers are available to parents for at-home use (you can download them for free from TheSchoolRun), so we commissioned our own 'mock' papers.

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

Year 5 English optional SATs, set A includes:

  • Y5 English Reading paper, Story text (A world of dragons, The Daily Myth!)
  • Reading Answer booklet
  • Year 5 English Writing Assessment (Meeting George the Dragon Slayer, Dragon owner’s manual)
  • Answers and mark scheme

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

SATs in KS1 and KS2: Year 2 and Year 6 assessments

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 the latest changes to the KS2 SATs and find out more about the exam timetable read our information about KS2 SATs.

Download more Y5 English optional SATs papers

The official 2003 optional Y5 English SATs paper is also available to download, as well as another Y5 English optional SATs practice paper, set B.


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