Digital learning and innovation

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Spotlight on innovation

Onscreen GCSE English exam options from 2025*

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re working to offer onscreen exams for GCSE English from summer 2025. 
 
Building on the success of our onscreen GCSE and International GCSE exams to date, we’re excited to be opening up more ways for students to best show what they know and can do in GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature and GCSE English Language 2.0.

* Subject to Ofqual approval

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Digital learning support

Online teaching and learning support

We’re committed to helping teachers, students and families make the most of learning – whenever and wherever it happens. Our online, remote and blended learning hub is available all year round and contains free support and guidance in one place.

Discover our online teaching and learning support hub

Guides to The Future of Digital Learning

We partnered up with Headteacher Update and SecEd to explore what lies ahead for edtech – from best practice and personalised learning to closing the digital divide.

Primary guide Secondary guide
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Research and insights

The Pearson School Report 2023

We asked 6,000 educators and 1,000 students for their thoughts on positives, possibilities and problems to solve when it comes to embracing digital innovation in schools.

Persona Life Skills

Alongside Persona Education and 200 GCSE resit students, we’re exploring effectively life skills can be developed and recognised using digital badges.

More about the pilot

Insights: Onscreen Assessment

Hear from Pearson and schools on our experiences of delivering onscreen exams in summer 2022 and recommendations on what’s next.

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Spotlight on onscreen assessment

Our report poses some of the big questions ahead for the sector: how do we facilitate change? What are the big opportunities? And what are the barriers?

Explore the findings

Award nominations for collaboration, innovation and impact

Recent news and blog posts

  • Power of Maths Spotlight... Improving accessibility for SEND learners

    Building independence through maths for every student
    By Karen McGuigan

    I was one of these children who just loved maths – even now I see it everywhere in life – but I know that’s not a talent most people have. Maths is so important. It helps us understand money, unpick practical things like our shopping and phone contracts, and make informed decisions.

    Yet the way most schools teach maths, especially to learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and additional needs, means many children are leaving education without the key maths skills they’ll need to live independently.

    In 2019, after working on maths with my then 7-year-old son who has Downs Syndrome, I started a programme called Maths For Life with the aim of creating a differentiated approach to the current maths curriculum; one that delivers essential maths that all children need for life. I believe what I’ve learned could really improve maths accessibility for every child, whatever their needs and ability.

  • Climate-conscious schools: how can you make a difference?

    Continuing our focus this month on all aspects of sustainability, from menu evaluations to energy-saving initiatives, Clare Cox, Sustainability Lead at Pearson, shares with Education Today some of the steps schools are taking to become more sustainable, and collates key tips and advice from leading voices across the sector.

  • Helping our young people become sustainably minded citizens

    Featuring this month in Education Today is Becki Huth, the Sustainability and Forest School Lead at Cutteslowe Primary School, which is part of the Riverside Learning Trust in Oxford. She tells us about the wide-ranging sustainability initiatives that have been implemented at her school and the surprising impact they have had on both the pupils and the school community.

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