Year 1 Phonics Screening Test 2013

In June 2013, the 2013 Phonics Screening Test was given to all children in Year 1 in England. Children that failed the Phonics Screening Test 2012 (when they were in Year 1) were required to take the 2013 Phonics Screening Test in Year 2.

2013 Phonics Screening Dates

Schools had the freedom to choose a day within the week commencing 17th June 2013. As some schools are larger than others, the test can take place on one day or across several days.

2013 Phonics Screening Test Downloads

Below are all available downloads for the 2013 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
Year 1 Phonics Screening Test 2013

2013 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 2013 Phonics Screening Test.

Word Audio
fot
keb
gan
ulp
poth
shan
veen
quorg
drap
flarm
lect
viosk
thin
peck
torn
cheek
trap
snarl
milk
moist
quigh
herks
jorb
zale
bluns
skarld
splot
strabe
toy
spike
fuel
name
props
spoilt
scram
strike
panic
second
tantrum
reaching

2013 Phonics Screening Test Threshold

The threshold mark for the 2013 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 Test 2014.

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