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Not all children in Year 6 will take science SATs. However, a number of schools will be required to take part in science sampling test.:


The science sampling test is a test administered to a selected sample of children thought to be representative of the population as a whole.


Approximately 9500 children will be randomly selected (based on 5 children from 1900 schools). Children will sit the test within a two week and it will consist of three separate papers, each taking no longer than 25 minutes to complete. No individual school or child will be subsequently identified.



The three papers are as follows:


  • Biology: 25 minutes, 22 marks
  • Chemistry: 25 minutes, 22 marks
  • Physics: 25 minutes, 22 marks



It sounds very intimidating, but these are ‘questions in a physics/chemistry/biology context’, for example:


Biology: ‘Describe the differences in the life cycle of an amphibian and a mammal’


Chemistry: ‘Group a list of materials according to whether they are solid, liquid or gas’


Physics: ‘Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, based on where the poles are facing’


Science sampling is not scheduled to take place in May 2017, but schools will be selected for it in May 2018.



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Year 6 Science SATs Papers