About the English Initial Assessment

The bksb Initial Assessment satisfies the updated core curriculum for English. The Initial Assessment tool is dynamic and adjusts the level according to the answers given - allowing the learner to see what level they are currently working at.

Fully interactive and self-marking

The Initial Assessment is fully interactive and self-marking. It gives learners a clear indication of their current level in English.

Referenced to the core curriculum for English

The Initial Assessment has been created and developed in line with the core curriculum for English.

One assessment suitable for all learners

A highly intelligent, objective tool, which intuitively determines the level students are working at across a range of levels.

In-depth tracking and reporting

The Initial Assessment provides a valuable tracking and reporting functionality for tutors and managers. This is incredibly powerful in lesson planning, learner management, and for inspection evidence. Download our pdf and find out more about tracking and reporting.

Signposts subsequent in-depth diagnostic assessments to be taken

The Initial Assessment enables learners to find out their current level, and informs them to take action to improve in their weak areas. Weak areas can be identified using the next step in the bksb process - the Diagnostic Assessment.

We're the UK's market leader in GCSE and Functional Skills solutions and we operate globally

bksb is the market leading and longest established solution of its type in the UK. It is used and trusted by thousands of organisations (including over 80% of FE colleges) and millions of learners across the world every year to support their skills improvement programmes. They are proven to help individuals improve their essential skills and assist with the IELTS exam.

Outstanding technical support

As our Initial Assessment tool is fully hosted, we save you all the usual hassle of installation, set-up and maintenance. In addition, all bksb customers receive full technical support by phone, email and web at no extra cost.

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Why choose the bksb Initial Assessment?

  • bksb is fully interactive and self-marking.
  • Products are referenced to the English core curriculum.
  • One assessment is suitable for all learners.
  • The Initial Assessment signposts subsequent in-depth Diagnostic Assessments to be taken.
  • We're the UK's market leader in GCSE and Functional Skills solutions and we operate globally.
  • We provide outstanding technical support.

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About bksb licencing and pricing

  • bksb solutions are sold on an annual licence basis as standard.
  • We benchmark against competitors to ensure our products are the best value available.
  • There are absolutely no hidden costs with bksb - just a simple, easy-to-understand per learner, per annum price.
  • Tutors, administrators and managers can access bksb at no additional cost.
  • If you would like to find out more about our pricing and licencing, simply get in touch for an informal chat with one of our friendly team.

Licencing and pricing