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KS1

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SATs Practice English Key Stage 1 Past Papers

KS1 SATs English Spelling Test – Playtime (QCA, 2003)
SATs English Spelling Test – Making Soup (QCA, 2004)
KS1 SATs English – Sunflowers (QCA, 2003)
SATs English – Friends and Playtime (QCA, 2004)

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SATs Practice Maths Key Stage 1 Past Papers

KS1 SATs Maths Test Paper B (QCA, 2004)
SATs Maths Test Paper B (QCA, 2003)
Test Paper A (QCA, 2004)
KS1 SATs Maths Test Paper A (QCA, 2003)
SATs Maths Test Paper (QCA, 2002)
KS1 SATs Maths Test Paper (QCA, 2001)

 

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KS1 SATs English Spelling Test – Playtime (QCA, 2003)
SATs English Spelling Test – Making Soup (QCA, 2004)
KS1 SATs English – Sunflowers (QCA, 2003)
SATs English – Friends and Playtime (QCA, 2004)

Keystage 1 SATS. Abacus in close up

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SATs Practice Maths Key Stage 1 Past Papers

KS1 SATs Maths Test Paper B (QCA, 2004)
SATs Maths Test Paper B (QCA, 2003)
Test Paper A (QCA, 2004)
KS1 SATs Maths Test Paper A (QCA, 2003)
SATs Maths Test Paper (QCA, 2002)
KS1 SATs Maths Test Paper (QCA, 2001)

 

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What are SATs Key Stages?

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the SATs Key Stages are the foundation of the National Curriculum; setting out which subjects have to be taught:

  • SAT Key Stages 1 and 2 (primary schools)
  • Whereas, Key Stages 3 and 4 are taught in secondary schools.

Key Stage results are:

  • Used to compare different schools.
  • Show parents how their child is performing.

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What is KS1 (Key Stage 1)?

Thus, Key Stage 1:

  • Sets out which subjects have to be taught.
  • … for school children between the ages of 5 and 7 in Years 1 and 2.
  • Determines how children should be tested.
  • … and the expected Key Stage 1 test standards.

Teaching Unions, in particular, believe that SATs place young children under too much, undue stress.

What are SATs Key Stages?


Compulsory KS1 subjects


Ten subjects are taught in all state funded primary schools in Key Stage 1.

English; Maths; History; Science; Geography; Music; Art; Design and tech: PE; ICT; RE (for a full range of religions).

Optional KS1 subjects

PSHE teaches children positive social skills and how to understand other people’s feelings.

Ancient languages (Latin and Greek)

Modern foreign languages (typically French and/or Spanish)

Citizenship (law, politics, debating, and critical thinking)

What are SATs Key Stages?

Key Stage assessments

Key Stage assessments occur at the end of each Key Stage. How well they do in these assessments is measured against the level expected by the Government. At the end of Year 1 pupils have their phonics skills checked.

This involves reading 40 words to their teacher. This reading test allows teachers to see how well children can read and how they pronounce different combinations of letters.

If a child doesn’t do well enough in this test they’ll be given extra help with reading. Then they can retake the test at the end of Year 2.

Try to make these as comfortable as possible, like an ordinary class test, rather than an important exam. This is to avoid putting young children under any unnecessary stress.

Key Stage 1 papers

The KS1 Tests comprise:

  • Grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • • English reading (reading and understanding text)
  • Mathematics (basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

How are Key Stage 1 papers graded?

  • Firstly, test scores are converted into numbers between 85 and 115.
  • A score of 100 is the expected standard.
  • So any score over 100 means the child is doing better than required.
  • Whereas, a score below 100 means the child is below the level set.

Primary school teachers also assess their class pupils on science. Since, there’s no national test, science assessments are based on classwork or in-school tests.

Are SATs compulsory in KS1?

From 2023, Key Stage1 SATs will no longer be compulsory. So, only some primary schools may continue to use them. Whilst others opt out. Until then children will continue to take SATs in May of Year 2.

KS1 has a lot to it – subjects studied, topics covered, tests taken and expected standards. But, armed with the information in this guide, you now know what it entails. This should help you to help your child through the trials and tribulations of Years 1 and 2 in primary school.

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