Key stage 2: science sampling tests

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



This guidance explains how the statutory KS2 science sampling tests will be administered in 2018. We have also published the list of schools selected to participate in 2018.

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.

Schools may find the information for parents document useful, to share or inform discussions with parents of selected pupils.

Published 5 September 2013
Last updated 30 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. List of selected schools added.
  2. Information for parents document added, with links to 2016 science sampling test materials.
  3. This page has been updated for the 2018 tests.
  4. Updated for 2016
  5. First published.