Year 1 Phonics screening check 2017
Children's phonics knowledge has been tested at the end of Year 1 since 2012.
Looking through the Screening Check official test paper for 2017 will give you an idea of what sounds and words (including nonsense words or pseudo words) your child might be expected to read in this year's test.
The 'pass threshold' mark for this 2017 past paper is 32 out of 40 words read correctly.
Download official Year 1 Phonics screening check past papers
You can download the official past paper from 2012 (the first year the Check was administered), 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2022 for free from TheSchoolRun.
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.
Phonics worksheets, activities and games for KS1
You can also browse through our selection of phonics worksheets, follow our Phonics Learning Journey, read parents' information about the Y1 Phonics screening check or find out more about phonics.
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.