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The most reliable route to exam success is repeated practice. We designed this premium course to solve the two problems that attend exam practice: your time and your students' time.
How to use the course
Make use of the feedback!
Both teachers and students can review short-text responses in the context of their scoring rubrics. Encourage students to use these to eliminate specific weaknesses and misconceptions.
Teachers should also review their students' peer feedback to multiple-choice questions. Because they are written student-to-student, these reveal a lot about students' true perceptions.
Repeat the assessmentsEach of these assessments is intended to be assigned multiple times. Because the questions are randomly drawn from a large bank, students know they will meet some questions more than once. This is the essential motivation to them to pay attention to feedback. Research shows that the mere expectation of multiple attempts boosts retention.
Topic quizzes Paper 1 (each 10 questions from a larger question bank.)
Topic quizzes Paper 2 (each 10 questions from a larger question bank.)
The short-text questions in our Premium quizzes are auto-marked using an artificially-intelligent algorithm that can match the mark a human moderator would give at least 80% of the time. When a student challenges the mark the algorithm assigns, you should look at the individual student's response and form your own judgement.
Find the responses listed at Assignments->Results->Short text responses
Long (8-mark) questions
Long-text assessments are delivered as whole-class activities with formative peer assessment, lasting 25 minutes each. They use are Structured Peer Assessment module. Note that once started, SPAs cannot be finished early. You can however adjust the timing up until the moment you start the exercise.
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Quizzes for the GCSE Computer Science Course Component 1.2 Computer Hardware
This course is designed to ensure all the exam words and lists have been learned. It should be set after students have researched an area of the course themselves (eg by watching Craig and Dave videos) It does not cover understanding of the terms The tests consist of 10 questions from a larger databank so will not be the same each time it is attempted. Students should be score 100% very quickly.