bksb for Schools and Academies 2017-10-06T15:29:33+00:00

bksb for Schools and Academies


GCSE Achieve is a proven, easy-to-use and cost effective eLearning package for GCSE English, maths and physics.
  • Improve GCSE success rates & close the attainment gap

  • Support intervention groups

  • Boost Progress 8 scores

  • Assess learners’ ability in line with the new 9-1 GCSE specifications

  • Costs less than the standard funding rate for one Pupil Premium learner – for all your learners!

  • Satisfy funding & Ofsted requirements with data to show achievement and progression

  • Supplement lessons, structured homework & revision with personalised eLearning resources

How can bksb help our Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores? 2017-05-31T10:23:56+00:00

Progress 8 is a type of value added measure which means that students’ results are compared to the actual achievements of the other pupils with the same prior attainment.

The bksb solution is designed to add value to learning and help students to fill in any areas of weakness. The analytics and reporting within our eLearning platform can help you to monitor pupils with the same prior attainment, individual students, your class, or your entire school.

Attainment 8 measures the achievement of a pupil across 8 qualifications. However, the importance of maths and English is shown extra importance with a double weighting in the point scoring system.

I think some of my students will struggle with the new GCSEs. What can I do? 2017-05-30T08:41:55+00:00

We offer a GCSE Screener to ascertain whether your learners would be better suited to Functional Skills.

It might be that your school asks students to sit Functional Skills examinations rather than GCSE or it could be that our Functional Skills solution is used as extra support for students who are going to struggle with the new 9-1 GCSE specifications.

How can bksb help my school meet Ofsted requirements? 2017-05-30T08:42:05+00:00

All bksb products are designed with Ofsted’s Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment requirements in mind, and there are a number of ways in which bksb can help schools and academies in particular.

Providing Data

One of the major benefits of the bksb solution is the vast amount of data it produces. The valuable tracking and report functions assist greatly with lesson planning and learner management. This data can also be used as evidence for Ofsted Inspection and funding.


Ofsted inspectors are asked to consider whether ‘assessment is frequent and accurate’, and with bksb, you’ll be able to implement and evidence an assessment strategy with ease. Our software offers schools the chance to utilise valid and reliable assessments that are mapped to both the GCSE curriculum and the Functional Skills criteria.

Our Diagnostic Assessment analyses pupils’ understanding of different aspects of subjects, and produces an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for each pupil that completes it. Teachers are then able to set challenging work based on knowledge and/or skills gaps – another consideration for inspectors.

Student Feedback

Ofsted asks that schools consider how well pupils understand their skills, and how they might improve their work. bksb gives clear feedback to learners throughout all assessments and learning resources, giving them an explicit indication of their strengths and weaknesses.


bksb allows schools to monitor and ensure the achievement of qualifications, meaning it is easy to see when individuals or groups are underachieving. Teachers can then offer additional support to these learners ensuring achievement is ‘consistent’, as required by Ofsted.

Where it is not possible for a student to achieve GCSE English or maths for whatever reason, schools that subscribe to bksb can make use of our solution for Functional Skills qualifications which can be used as either a stepping stone to GCSE, or as a standalone qualification.

How much does GCSE Achieve cost? 2017-05-30T08:42:11+00:00

This exclusive GCSE Achieve package for schools is available on annual licence and costs just £695+VAT per annum. This covers your school for an unlimited number of students each year.

Want to know more? Call our friendly customer service team on 01623 413333.

Within the GCSE Achieve package…

GCSE Maths is split into 5 modular courses:

  • Number

  • Algebra

  • Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change

  • Geometry and Measure

  • Probability and Statistics

GCSE English is split into 2 modular courses:

  • Reading

  • Writing

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