Hi, In my current school I have noticed the English teacher setting KS3 SATs papers from 2003-8 for our Mid Year assessments for Year 7, 8 and 9. This was the practise last year. After googling the papers I noticed they are for Year 9 ideally, Is that correct? They seemed pretty challenging. Would it not be better in your opinion or I am not sure if this is a common practise in schools, but to set an in-school designed paper which is based around the topics taught in class? Your thoughts are welcome, P.S. I also came across the DFE 'optional tests' do these provide a better alternative?