Phonics Screening 2019

In June 2019, the 2019 Phonics Screening Test was given to all children in Year 1 in England. Children that failed the Phonics Screening 2018 (when they were in Year 1) were required to take the Phonics Screening 2019 in Year 2.

2019 Phonics Screening Dates

Schools had the freedom to choose a day within the week commencing 17th June 2019. As some schools are larger than others, the test can take place on one day or across several days.

2019 Phonics Screening Test Downloads

Below are all available downloads for the 2019 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 2019

2019 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 2019 Phonics Screening Test.

Word Audio
sut
yad
dop
uct
meck
shig
joil
chort
blem
drell
fusp
quisk
shop
yell
peel
check
plug
sweep
soft
yards
vaw
meast
waib
zome
brend
throst
stret
spraw
few
fried
beak
cute
crust
trails
strip
scraps
label
vanish
blossom
thankful

2019 Phonics Screening Test Threshold

The threshold mark for the 2019 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 2019 Phonics Test were required to take the test again the following year, the Phonics Screening 2020.

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