Phonics Screening Test 2012

In June 2012, the 2012 Phonics Screening Test was given to all children in Year 1 in England. Following the successful trial of the 2011 Phonics Screening Test, all schools were required to administer the test.

2012 Phonics Screening Dates

Schools had the freedom to choose a day within the week commencing 18th June 2012. As some schools are larger than others, the test can take place on one day or across several days.

2012 Phonics Screening Test Downloads

Below are all available downloads for the 2012 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 Test 2012

2012 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 2012 Phonics Screening Test.

Word Audio
pib
vus
yop
elt
desh
chab
poil
queep
stin
proom
sarps
thend
chip
jazz
farm
thorn
stop
truck
jump
lords
kigh
girst
baim
yune
flods
groiks
strom
splaw
fair
flute
goat
shine
crept
shrubs
scrap
stroke
index
turnip
waiting
portrait

2012 Phonics Screening Test Threshold

The threshold mark for the 2012 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 2013 Phonics Test were required to take the test again the following year, the Year 1 Phonics Screening Test 2013.

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