Year 1 Phonics check
The phonics screening check is designed to confirm whether pupils have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It will identify pupils who need extra help to improve their decoding skills.
The check consists of 20 real words and 20 pseudo-words that a pupil reads aloud to the teacher. The test is conducted in school and you will be informed whether your child is at the standard of the tests or not. In 2020, to achieve the expected level a child had to score 34 or above.