Refresh your knowledge about our online English & Maths skills system
bksb® is the UK’s most popular eLearning solution for Functional Skills and GCSE. Learners will take the initial assessment to determine their level and then diagnostic assessment to determine their strengths and areas to improve.
12 Quick and Useful BKSB Facts
Staff and students can access BKSB via the BKSB link on the drop-down menu under Student Life on Moodle’s top menu bar. STUDENT LIFE > Maths and English > BKSB
A data bridge synchronises our enrolled learners on ProSolution with the BKSB system. This is set to allow every student who is enrolled on a Maths or English programme (Functional Skills and GCSE) to access the system. Also, all students on our Access to HE and Pre- Access programmes can also access the system as can all students in Curriculum area T15 (Education & Care).
Student accounts are generated at their first login to the BKSB system. Students are welcome to log in and start using BKSB for initial/diagnostic assessments at any time.
Students log in with their College Student ID Number as their BKSB Username. Their initial BKSB Password is set to the word password (all in lower case.) They are prompted to change this to something more secure. Staff can reset their students’ passwords at any time if they forget them.
Students can access the system from both inside and outside College and on tablets and smartphones via a browser.
Staff can create their own groups in BKSB and add their students to them.
When students log in for the first time they will see their student dashboard with the courses on it that they’ve been allocated. They should select an option (a level) (eg. GCSE Achieve – which includes both English and Maths).
At every stage, students will see a Next button followed by a link to what the system recommends them to do next. (At first this will take them to an Overview Assessment.)
After students have done their initial assessments and diagnostic assessments they’ll be given an ILP of practice material to work through. This is based on all the things they didn’t do well on in the diagnostic assessments.
Their ILP’s (consisting of interactive resources and skills checks) will subsequently appear on their BKSB homepage after they’ve done their initial diagnostic tests and they can begin to work through them each time they log in.
English and Maths staff can see their students’ progress in both BKSB and in the new sections of ProMonitor.
Subject teachers can see how their learners are progressing in their English and Maths via both the ProMonitor markbook (where marks for formative assessments are recorded) and by the English & Maths Diagnostic / Progress pages in ProMonitor (in every learner’s Miscellaneous menu).