Online mock exams

Smart Revise can be used to simulate a real exam, albeit online. As a great alternative to Exam Builder, Exam Pro and other mock exam creation tools, Smart Tasks can automatically choose the questions saving time, facilitate administration of the exam, provide online marking, automatic recording of results and analytics reports too.

How to use Smart Revise for mock exams

The key to setting a realistic mock exam is the distribution of question types.

Step 1: Set a task

Create a new task with the following settings:

  • Topics: Select multiple topics for one unit only.

For OCR J277 Computer Science, component one is topics 1.1-1.6. Component two is topics 2.1 to 2.5.

  • Experience: set appropriate to the exam board requirements.

An OCR J277 Computer Science component one includes multiple choice, medium answer and just one extended response 8 mark question. The paper is 1 hour, 30 minutes. Typically you may configure the task as follows:

Mock Exam

An OCR J277 Computer Science component two includes multiple choice, medium answer and just one 6 mark algorithm question. The paper is 1 hour, 30 minutes. Although the exact experience cannot be truly replicated, set the number of Advance 8+ mark questions to zero.

  • Questions: Reduce workload by accepting the default questions chosen. They will be presented in order of topics in an appropriate journey for the student through the paper.
  • Schedule: Choose a deadline enforced task that will automatically submit the task at the deadline, simulating the end of the time for the exam.

Step 2: Mark the task

As this is a task the teacher will need to mark the task before any data is available for analysis in the mark book.