Key stage 2: science sampling tests

Information for headteachers, teachers and parents of pupils selected to participate in the KS2 science tests in 2018.


Information for parents: pupils participating in the 2018 science sampling tests

Privacy notice


The next science sampling tests will take place in 2020. You can view the information produced for the 2018 tests on this page.

To understand more about the format or nature of the tests, view the materials used for the 2016 sample tests.

You can also access information on the outcomes of the 2016 science tests.

Published 5 September 2013
Last updated 23 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added a note to highlight that the next science sampling tests will take place in 2020, as the 2018 tests have now been completed. Added NFER privacy notice for the 2018 key stage 2 science sampling tests.
  2. List of selected schools added.
  3. Information for parents document added, with links to 2016 science sampling test materials.
  4. This page has been updated for the 2018 tests.
  5. Updated for 2016
  6. First published.