Year 1 Phonics screening check 2012
The very fist Year 1 Phonics Screening Check took place in June 2012. Look through the official past paper to understand what sounds and words (including the controversial nonsense words or pseudo words) your child might be expected to read in this year's test.
You can also download the Year 1 Phonics screening check from 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022.
The 'pass threshold' mark for this 2012 past paper is 32 out of 40 words read correctly.
Year 1 Phonics screening check: practice tests
For more practice materials see our Y1 Phonics "mock" tests, written to mirror the official test and offer your child some extra opportunities to familiarise themselves with the format of the screening check.
More phonics worksheets and resources
You can also browse through our selection of phonics worksheets, read parents' information about the Y1 Phonics screening check or find out more about phonics teaching.
Our phonics subscriber learning packs, Fabulous phonics and Phonics games, offer phonics fun and activities to help boost your child's confidence as they learn to read.
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