Phonics Test 2015

In June 2015, the 2015 Phonics Screening Test was given to all children in Year 1 in England. Children that failed the Year 1 Phonics Test 2014 (when they were in Year 1) were required to take the Phonics Test 2015 in Year 2.

2015 Phonics Screening Dates

Schools had the freedom to choose a day within the week commencing 15th June 2015. As some schools are larger than others, the test can take place on one day or across several days.

2015 Phonics Screening Test Downloads

Below are all available downloads for the 2015 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 Test 2015

2015 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 2015 Phonics Screening Test.

Word Audio
fip
pon
hab
ulb
dack
chob
nurt
queet
plap
froin
melp
heent
shed
long
soil
chart
crab
fresh
wink
shuts
yair
blies
keam
whape
braft
thrant
sprop
straw
law
glued
zoom
rice
grand
cloaks
scrap
strike
river
diving
beehive
midnight

2015 Phonics Screening Test Threshold

The threshold mark for the 2015 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 2015 Phonics Test were required to take the test again the following year, the Phonics Screening 2016.

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