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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.

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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. 

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Students taking GCSE English onscreen mocks will be using the Pearson Modulus platform.

To help with your planning and scheduling for mocks, onscreen assessments will be available from the start to the end date of the Mocks Service series window.

Read more about the delivery of onscreen assessments in GCSE maths and English below. 

Technology requirements

When you’ve submitted your student entries for GCSE Maths onscreen mock exams, we’ll get in touch with you to check your school or college meets the technology the requirements for onscreen delivery.

Download the Mocks Service onscreen technical requirements and user guidance for GCSE Maths.

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Administrator and student guidance 

We’ll send you all the information you need, including login details, to deliver your onscreen mocks before the start of the mock exam series. 

Download your mocks administrator and student guidance PDFs below.

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Invigilator

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. 

Viewing students' responses

Go to Manage Tests & Exams – View Results in Blutick. The View Results option will appear when at least one student has started the mock exam. Click on the green eye icon under View Full Working to view an individual student's working out. 

Results

Your students' results will be automatically added to ResultsPlus within 14 days of their onscreen mocks being submitted, we'll let you know when they are available. We have created guidance to support you in analysing your students' performance in their mocks using ResultsPlus.

Questions about onscreen mocks?

Please contact the Customer Services team for Qualifications using Contact Us form. Please refer to the Mocks Service in your communication.

Technology requirements

When you’ve submitted your student entries for GCSE English Language and/or GCSE English Literature onscreen mock exams, we’ll get in touch with you to check your school or college meets the technology requirements for onscreen delivery. 

Download the Mocks Service onscreen technical requirements for GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.

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Administrator and student guidance 

We’ll send you all the information you need, including login details, to deliver your onscreen mocks before the start of the mock exam series.

Download your mocks administrator and student guidance PDFs below.

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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.

Invigilator

The invigilator platform is an administrative area which sits alongside the Pearson English onscreen assessments. When we get in touch, 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.

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Viewing students' responses

You can see your students' responses by going to individual entries for the mock exam on the Mocks Service booking platform. Select the Review option from the three dots menu on the right-hand side of their booking.

Results

Your students' results will be automatically added to ResultsPlus within 14 days of their onscreen mocks being submitted, we'll let you know when they are available. We have created guidance to support you in analysing your students' performance in their mocks using ResultsPlus.

Questions about onscreen mocks?

Please contact the Customer Services team for Qualifications using Contact Us form. Please refer to the Mocks Service in your communication.

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.

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