Phonics Screening 2018

In June 2018, the 2018 Phonics Screening Test was given to all children in Year 1 in England. Children that failed the Phonics Screening 2017 (when they were in Year 1) were required to take the Phonics Screening 2018 in Year 2.

2018 Phonics Screening Dates

Schools had the freedom to choose a day within the week commencing 11th June 2018. As some schools are larger than others, the test can take place on one day or across several days.

2018 Phonics Screening Test Downloads

Below are all available downloads for the 2018 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 2018

2018 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 2018 Phonics Screening Test.

Word Audio
reb
wup
jub
eps
vuss
quop
zook
chack
skap
blorn
meft
veems
chop
sing
dart
shock
flat
skill
gift
coins
var
slirt
weaf
pobe
flisp
braint
scrid
splote
twice
gloom
turn
mode
blast
groans
spray
strike
delay
modern
saucers
charming

2018 Phonics Screening Test Threshold

The threshold mark for the 2018 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 2018 Phonics Test were required to take the test again the following year, the Phonics Screening 2019.

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