GCSE Achieve 2018-07-17T10:50:21+00:00

GCSE Achieve

English and Maths

GCSE Achieve is the ultimate tool for secondary schools and colleges to improve learner support for English and maths. All elements of our solution are designed in line with the new GCSE 9-1 specifications and are designed to help you fulfil Ofsted’s requirements for quality of teaching, and learning and assessment.

gcse module wheel

GCSE English is split into 2 modular courses:

  • Reading

  • Writing

gcse wheel

GCSE Maths is split into 5 modular courses:

  • Number

  • Algebra

  • Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change

  • Geometry and Measure

  • Probability and Statistics

Each of the modular courses consist of a diagnostic assessment, a corresponding suite of interactive resources and a matching practice exam. (See process diagram at top of page)

Overview Assessment

The GCSE Overview Assessment is the first part of the GCSE process for maths (not available for English), and is designed to provide a snapshot of the learner’s ability. The assessment comprises 40 exam-style questions which are based on analysis from the main awarding bodies’ most recent exams for the 9-1 specifications.

  • 40 exam-style questions
  • Ideal for shorter courses
  • Overall percentage result
  • Snapshot of student ability

Diagnostic Assessment

The GCSE Diagnostic Assessment is the second part of the GCSE process, and is designed to identify learners’ individual skill gaps. Once the assessment has been taken, the system produces an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which highlights areas of strength and weakness. This is designed to give teachers and students guidance on which areas they need further support for learning and development.

The tracking and reporting information produced by the Diagnostic Assessment is extremely useful, assisting tutors and managers with lesson planning, learner management, and for Ofsted inspection purposes.

Learning Resources

The third part of the GCSE process is the GCSE Learning Resources. These are made available to the learner once the Diagnostic Assessment has been completed. The Resources enable individuals to fill in their identified gaps in knowledge (skill gaps) by offering information, examples, and demonstration videos in order to teach the various topics. Learners can pause and replay the videos at any time, giving them flexibility and ensuring they have completely understood each topic. The Resources are fully interactive and self-marking, allowing the learner to get an immediate result and move on to the next stage quickly.

Exam Practice

The fourth and final element of the GCSE solution is the Exam Practice. The GCSE Exam Practice is designed to assist each learner with their preparation and revision for GCSE English and maths exams. Exam-style practice questions – accompanied by additional support resources – are presented to the learner to work through at their own pace; these cover both the foundation and higher tiers. Our GCSE Exam Practice now includes End Tests, to confirm competency in previously weak areas.

The Exam Practice is extremely valuable for organisations, bridging the gap between learners developing their skills taking the physical exam.

We have recently developed a series of Walking Talking Mocks, using engaging video content to prepare students for their exams.  Find out more.

Tablets and Mobile Devices

The GCSE solution is compatible with tablets and mobile devices; however, we do not recommend that learners carry out the GCSE Screener or Diagnostics on mobile devices as some browsers contain automatic grammar and spelling checkers which cannot be manually disabled.

The GCSE Science solution from bksb has been specifically designed to support students in improving their skills and knowledge in line with the GCSE Combined Science syllabus for 2018. This product includes original video learning content and summative assessment questions, and covers both lower and higher tier material.

Although our GCSE Science solution is geared towards individual learning and revision, it is equally suited to classroom and flipped-learning environments. As with all bksb products, learners can use our science content on any device – desktops, laptops, tablets and mobiles are all supported.

  • Covers Physics, Biology and Chemistry
  • Meets Ofqual specifications and covers major exam board syllabi
  • Clear topic objectives and summaries
  • Original video learning content
  • Summative assessment questions
  • Differentiated to cover higher tier material
  • Meets the GCSE Combined Science syllabus specifications (9-1)
  • Clear illustrations and animations, and attractive visual format
  • Compatible with tablets and mobile devices

PHYSICS, BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY ARE AVAILABLE NOW!

For more information about the modules each subject covers see below:

GCSE Physics is split into 8 modules:

  • Energy

  • Forces and Motion

  • Waves in Matter

  • Light and Electromagnetic Waves

  • Electricity

  • Magnetism and Electromagnetism

  • Particle Model of Matter

  • Atomic Structure

GCSE Chemistry is split into 11 modules:

  • Atomic Structure and The Periodic Table

  • Structure, Bonding and Properties of Matter

  • Chemical Changes

  • Energy Changes

  • Rates of Chemical Change

  • Quantitative Chemistry

  • Extraction of Metals

  • Fractional Distillation

  • Chemical Analysis

  • The Earth and Atmospheric Science

  • Life Cycle Assessments and Recycling

GCSE Biology is split into 11 modules:

  • Biodiversity

  • Selective Breeding and Gene technology

  • Transport

  • Cell Biology

  • Cell Metabolism

  • Ecosystems

  • Coordination, Control and Homeostasis

  • Growth and Development

  • Health and Disease

  • Inheritance, Variation and Evolution

  • Photosynthesis