Phonics Screening 2016

In June 2016, the 2016 Phonics Screening Test was given to all children in Year 1 in England. Children that failed the Phonics Test 2015 (when they were in Year 1) were required to take the Phonics Screening 2016 in Year 2.

2016 Phonics Screening Dates

Schools had the freedom to choose a day within the week commencing 13th June 2016. As some schools are larger than others, the test can take place on one day or across several days.

2016 Phonics Screening Test Downloads

Below are all available downloads for the 2016 Phonics Screening Test. This includes the official practice materials and phonics screening test materials as well as word lists and whole-class PowerPoint presentations published by Exam Ninja.

YearPractice Materials Assessment Materials Answer Sheet Scoring Guidance Word List PowerPoint
Phonics Screening 2016

2016 Phonics Screening Test Audio

Many parents don't have English as their first language and can struggle to decode the words using phonics. Thankfully, Exam Ninja has produced an audio walkthrough that works through each word in the 2016 Phonics Screening Test.

Word Audio
lig
mep
gax
emp
beff
shup
doil
charb
fraz
criff
haps
barst
chin
deck
horn
queen
tram
press
self
keeps
jigh
woats
rird
phope
glips
floost
splam
stribe
stair
haunt
lied
wove
drank
treats
scram
stroke
arrow
forest
wishing
brighter

2016 Phonics Screening Test Threshold

The threshold mark for the 2016 Phonics Screening Test was 32 marks out of 40. Children who scored 32 marks or more met the expected standard while those that score below 32 had not.

Children that didn't meet the expected standard in the 2016 Phonics Test were required to take the test again the following year, the Phonics Screening 2017.

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