FAQ Page

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What is Skills Anytime? 2017-12-05T14:23:47+00:00

Skills Anytime is an individual e-learning platform which helps learners of any age – and in any setting – improve their English and maths skills.

Who is Skills Anytime aimed at? 2017-12-05T14:23:38+00:00

Skills Anytime is aimed at absolutely anyone who wants to improve their English and/or maths skills.

How long will my account remain active? 2017-12-05T14:23:29+00:00

Your account will remain active for 90 days from the date of activation.

What will my course(s) consist of? 2018-01-11T16:55:49+00:00

English Anytime and Maths Anytime consist of:

  • Initial Assessments to test the learner’s fundamental skills in the subject
  • Diagnostic Assessments to identify skill gaps in the knowledge of the learner
  • Learning Resources to help the learner bridge those gaps
  • Skill Checks to confirm the learner’s understanding and competency levels
Can I access Skills Anytime from a PC or laptop? 2017-12-05T14:22:35+00:00

Yes. You will need the latest version of Flash Player (free to download), together with an up-to-date web browser such as Internet Explorer 8 (or higher), Safari, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.

Can I access Skills Anytime from an iPad or Android tablet device? 2018-01-11T16:56:59+00:00

Yes. However, please be aware that the avatar function will not display on the screen.

Does Skills Anytime require an App for tablet devices? 2018-01-11T16:57:42+00:00

No. You access Skills Anytime via our secure website.

How do I access my account? 2017-12-05T14:21:51+00:00

As soon as your account has been activated, you will be provided with a web address, username and password.

Can I access my account through the Skills Anytime website? 2017-12-05T14:20:35+00:00

No. Once your account has been activated, you will receive an email with a web address and your unique login details in order to access your account.

Is there a practice section within Skills Anytime? 2017-12-05T14:20:27+00:00

There is a ‘How to get started’ section on your student home page.

How do I start my Skills Anytime course? 2018-01-11T16:58:44+00:00

After logging in, click on the hyperlink under ‘What should I do next?’.

Can I stop part-way through the course and continue later? 2018-01-11T16:59:40+00:00

Yes, of course. You can stop or pause at any point. The software will then restart from that point the next time you log on.

Is there any on-screen help? 2017-12-05T14:17:40+00:00

Please view the course ‘Skills Anytime Help’ on the student homepage.

What if I need further help? How do I get in touch? 2017-12-07T14:02:51+00:00

Please visit the contact us page for more information on how to get in touch.

Can I extend the length of my account? 2017-12-12T09:17:53+00:00

If you want to continue using Skills Anytime for longer than the 90-day period, you will need to purchase it again.

What if I wish to cancel my account? 2017-12-05T14:17:02+00:00

Your account will automatically expire after 90 days.

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.

Assessment

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.

Achievement

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.

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