Year 1 Phonics screening check 2023
Children's phonics knowledge has been tested at the end of Year 1 since 2012.
To understand what sounds and words (including nonsense words or pseudo words) your child might be expected to read in this year's test, look through the 2023 past paper.
The 'pass threshold' mark for this past paper from 2023 is 32 out of 40 words read correctly.
Download official Year 1 Phonics screening check past papers
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.