KS1 Maths SATs Past Papers

KS1 Maths SATs Past Papers

The Key Stage 1 Mathematics test seems rather irrelevant in the current situation but parents might like to see how well their children would have done in the tests.

It is made up of two papers, an Arithmetic Paper and a Reasoning Paper and they are taken by children approaching the end of Year 2 (6-7 years old). We have published copies of previous tests which are all free of charge. This week we have published the official 2019 tests and mark schemes.

The Arithmetic Paper is expected to take approximately 20 minutes and the Reasoning Paper about 35 minutes, but there is no strict time limit.

There is a good deal of guidance which schools use in administering the tests which can be found in the Test Administration Instructions. The papers must be taken in order, but they do not have to be taken on the same day. Both papers can be administered to the whole class, smaller groups of pupils or on an individual basis.

As parents going through a past paper, there is no reason why this guidance must be followed. In fact, we would recommend talking to your child about the tests and going through each question with them, step by step.

We have just published the 2019 papers that are free to use for anyone with a trial.

Go to KS1 Maths SATs: Past Papers