Example Sats questions for 11-year-olds

A small selection of questions taken from the key stage 2 2007 Sats papers for English, maths and science. These papers and more are available from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

Key stage 2 science test 2007, levels 3-5

Q. Does each object conduct electricity? Write yes or no.

Wooden ruler
Steel scissors
Sheet of paper
Brass pin

Q. Keeping cool

Jamal is thinking about how to keep ice cubes from changing into water on a hot day.

Jamal says, "I think if you put the ice cubes inside lots of plastic bags they will stay frozen for longer."

Tick ONE box to show what sort of statement Jamal has made.

an observation
a prediction
a conclusion
a measurement

Q. Medicines and drugs

a. Medicine bottles used to be made of glass. Now they are often made of plastic. Why is plastic a better material to use for a medicine bottle?

b. Some children had these ideas about medicines. Some of their ideas are not true. Write true or false under each idea about medicines.

• Medicines can have bad effects on humans
• Medicines are not drugs because all drugs are harmful
• If you eat a balanced diet, you will never need to take medicine.

Key stage 2 maths test, levels 3-5

Q: Circle one number in each box to make a total of 1000

150 250 350 450

200 400

150 250 350 450

Q: Kate has a piece of ribbon one metre long.

She cuts off 30 centimetres.

How many centimetres of ribbon are left?

Q: Jamie draws a triangle.

He says, "Two of the three angles in my triangle are obtuse".
Explain why Jamie cannot be correct.

Key stage 2 English test, levels 3-5

Longer writing test

Class 6L at Fairborne school are trying to encourage people to look after the environment. The class want to remind their friends and family about ways that they can help.

They have decided to produce a leaflet to give to their friends and family.

The content will include some of the following topics: recycling; litter; wildlife water use and transport.

Imagine you are in Class 6L at Fairborne school. Your task is to do the writing for the leaflet. The purpose of the leaflet is to explain to friends and family how they can look after the environment, and persuade them to try some of the ideas.

Think about:
• how to start your leaflet
• what points to include
• how to finish your leaflet
• how to persuade friends and family to try the ideas.

Remember, your task is to do the writing for the leaflet. You will not be awarded marks for pictures or decoration.

Source: Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

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