The information found below is designed to help you get the best out of BOFA® demo tests and to understand how formative learning works.
BOFAmaths demo tests are not differentiated for different exam boards or target grades, as our usual adaptive testing is. Do not worry about this. The demo is there to help you understand how BOFA works, rather than testing your subject knowledge. Demo tests are a great way to familiarise yourself with the unique BOFA approach, either before making a purchase or once you have a subscription before taking your first test.
If you do not currently have a BOFA account set up, you'll need to create one for free. It's quick and easy to do.
Each demo test includes the following stages:
- An initial test to assess which areas you may be struggling with.
- Explanations and similar practice questions to help you with questions you answered incorrectly in the first stage.
- A retest to check your progress and highlight any remaining areas needing attention.
- A progress report detailing any errors made in the final retest will be sent to your email inbox after all stages are complete.
We recommend you complete the intial test and retest without support or any learning resources. This is to ensure it is a true reflection of your current understanding. You may wish to use extra materials when working through the practice stage to enhance your understanding.
Watch our short video tutorial to learn more about the BOFA platform and adaptive testing.
To ensure you get the most out of your BOFA demo, we've listed some helpful tips below...
- Try and complete the tests on as large a screen as possible.
- We recommend you have a pen/pencil and paper nearby to assist with your working out.
- To see how our formative approach works, you'll need to answer some Demo questions incorrectly in the initial test. This is so you can see how the practice and retest stages work and will ensure your progress report has sufficient data.
BOFA is a unique online learning platform, where every question comes as a triplet.
We start with the initial test, which is a summative assessment.
This is followed by differentiated explanations and practice, depending on what you got wrong in the initial test.
Then you complete the retest, which is a formative assessment.
Finally, BOFA creates detailed reports that identify your specific learning needs and areas for improvement.
If you're a school or tutor, these reports can be used to compare learning needs across existing and historical cohorts.
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