Phonics Screening Check 2019
The following information relates to the '2019 Phonics Screening Check' and was taken by all state run primary schools in England in June 2019.

Pupils were assessed in year 1 using the ‘2019 Phonics Screening Check’ paper (available below). This screening check assessed how well a child can use their understanding of phonics to decode real and nonsense (pseudo) words.

Find out about the Phonics Screening Check and how you can prepare you child

The pass mark for the 2019 Phonics Screening Check was 32 out of 40, meaning children had to correctly read out loud to their teacher at least 32 of the 40 words.

Where can you download the 2019 Phonics Screening check?

Past papers are a good way of showing you and your child the sort of words that they will be expected to read in their own Phonics Screening Check. It allows you to see the mix of real and nonsense words that were used in the 2019 screening checks.

A copy of the Year 1 ‘Phonics Screening Check 2019’ can be downloaded free of charge below:

2019 Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

Phonics Games

Try playing our online phonics games to practise children's phonics skills regularly.

The Phonics screening check official paper is © Department for Education and reproduced under the terms of the Open Government Licence. They are for home use / private study only.