Onscreen assessment is a simple, intuitive way to sit exams online at school, in college or from home and can help with accessibility needs. Many students prepare for their exams using digital methods of learning. Having the opportunity to take an onscreen assessment provides a more consistent experience from study to exam.
Why should we use onscreen assessments?
We’re living in unprecedented times, with many students learning from home during the lockdown. Our onscreen assessments pave the way for students to build exam experience and to continue their learning journey.
With an increase in demand for onscreen assessments, we’re delighted to be working in partnership with Blutick and will be using their mathematics learning platform to deliver our GCSE Mathematics mock exams to your students onscreen.
Students taking GCSE English onscreen mocks will be using the Pearson Modulus platform.
Read more about the delivery of onscreen assessments in GCSE maths and English below.
Download the Mocks Service onscreen technical requirements and user guidance for GCSE Maths.
With the Pearson Maths onscreen assessments on the Blutick learning platform, you can review your students’ live progress in an exam. You are able to see which question they are currently working on and view the working of each student.
Download the Mocks Service onscreen technical requirements for GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.
Watch our videos to show the features of the onscreen assessment platform and for taking onscreen English assessments. You can watch these videos on YouTube at the links below.
The 'invigilator' platform is an administrative area which sits alongside the Pearson English onscreen assessments. We’ll request the contact details of an invigilator in your school or college so we can help get them set up to use the platform.
Download our Pearson onscreen assessment Invigilator platform guidance.
We have worked extensively to keep the onscreen mock examination experience as close as possible to that of the paper-based assessment, but there are some questions where the experience may be different between learners who take the examination onscreen and those who do so on paper.
Whilst the skills required may be different between the two modes of delivery, the knowledge and understanding of the concepts required to successfully complete these questions will remain the same.