Strategy for doing the tests
There are 3 stages to each test within the BOFA platform.
Test → Practice Stage → Retest
An optional stage after this is to retake the test, but we don't recommend this unless the pupil is trying to achieve an initial score of over 75% to access the Quick Tests.
The best way to go about doing the tests is to complete the Initial Test, then to use the Practice Stage as revision for those topics that you don't understand (you will only see questions on topics that you got wrong the first time), and then to wait about a week and complete the Retest.
The reason we recommend that you wait about a week before completing the retest is to solidify the learning in the long-term memory, as this will secure the knowledge and make it more likely that the pupil will remember the topic for the exam.
Before completing the practice stage, pupils should take a break. This is so that they don't become restless. During the practice stage, it might be a good idea for the pupil to take notes. A parent or teacher may go through this stage with the pupil, as it is okay to complete this stage with assisstance; it does not impact the final mark.
The practice questions and retest questions are different to the initial questions. Unless a pupil retakes a test, they will never do the same question twice.