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GCSE

Our GCSE initial assessments uniquely measure both a learner’s overall working-towards level and their spiky profile. The English initial assessment shows the levels for reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar, and our maths initial assessment shows the levels for number, geometry, algebra, and probability and statistics. A learner will be assessed from grade 1 up to grade 5. We have deliberately capped the upper limit of the assessment to bring it in line with the GCSE maths foundation paper.

Our diagnostics are targeted at learners resitting their GCSEs and are therefore set to one level, the Grade 4 target level, equivalent to the old grade C. The diagnostics assess a learner’s strengths and skills gaps, and then produce a colour-coded individual skills plan (ISP) of targeted resources. Topics sign off on the skills plan as the learner works through the resources and successfully completes a short summative assessment.

We have a huge bank of GCSE resources including our ground-breaking video tutorials featuring such key English topics as implicit meaning, complex sentences, and showing not telling. Our maths video resources cover the vital areas of Pythagoras, sequences, and probability.

Reports allow tutors to scrutinise learner skills gaps and course progression at an individual or group level, thereby informing full-class teaching and clear identification of specific needs.