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2016 national curriculum tests – sample materials now available

Find out more about the new tests for key stage 1 and key stage 2.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The new national curriculum will be assessed for the first time in May 2016. There will be new tests for key stage 1, as well as key stage 2.

The Standards and Testing Agency has published sample questions to help teachers understand the changes to the tests. The materials:

  • illustrate new question types
  • indicate how some of the new curriculum content will be assessed

We will publish a full set of sample tests and mark schemes in July 2015.

Published 14 July 2014