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

  • Fear Factor - ways to remove negative attitudes in maths learners, with Dr Ems Lord, NRICH

    Q: What are some of the underlying causes or factors that contribute to maths anxiety in students in your opinion? 

    For teachers, a key part of our roles is sharing our love for our subject and inspiring the new generation, yet we’re faced with many students struggling with maths anxiety. Although causes vary from student to student, there do seem to be some common trends. 

    Key considerations include attitudes towards maths at home, in the classroom and on social media. For example, how do their teachers and families respond to making mistakes in maths? It’s also important to consider the mathematical experiences of students at home and in the classroom; is the focus on numbers and recall or exploration and discovery?

  • Closing the gender gap in Design Engineering Education – lessons from HE

    As of March 2022, women made up 16.5% of all engineers in the UK, compared to the 10.5% reported in 20101. While we may be tempted to say the jump from 1 in 10 engineers being women to 1 in 7 shows progress, these figures still reflect the fact that the number of female engineering students persistently sits below 20% in higher education (HE). Much has been written about the myriad ways in which people have tried to address this issue and yet stubbornly these statistics – and their impact upon minority groups – prevails.

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