Bond, a number one provider of 11+ practice materials, launches new innovative AI-driven test prep resource powered by CENTURY Tech

Posted on 21st March 2023

Posted by CENTURY

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Bond, Oxford University Press’ (OUP) flagship 11+ preparation brand, has launched a new AI-powered adaptive learning product in collaboration with the award winning edtech AI platform CENTURY. 

Bond Online Premium and Bond Online Premium Plus provide personalised learning pathways tailored to each child’s unique needs. They are powered by CENTURY, which combines the latest research in learning science, artificial intelligence and neuroscience to constantly track each child’s learning behaviours and question responses. The AI engine analyses this data in real time and recommends specific areas or topics where further practice is needed to prepare for the 11+ and ISEB Common Pre-Test.

Bond Online Premium has over 8,000 practice questions written and verified by tutors, each individually proofed by Oxford University Press’ leading Home Education team. The questions are suitable for GL Assessment and Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) exams, as well as school-written tests, and other exam boards.

Bond Online Premium Plus will launch with over 10,000 verified practice questions, including a growing bank of 2,000 ISEB Common Pre-Tests specific practice questions. Bond Online Premium Plus is the only test preparation resource endorsed by the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB), as it most accurately focuses on topics and content assessed in the tests.

Helen Freeman, Director of Early Childhood and Home Education at Oxford University Press, said “Each year at least 100,000 pupils across England sit their 11+, and for over half a century Bond has been at the side of these children, supporting them study and pass their exams. This exciting new expansion of our heritage Bond portfolio ensures we continue to set students up for their best possible success. We couldn’t be more delighted to work with CENTURY Tech to harness their state-of-the-art adaptive technology along with Oxford University Press and Bond’s unique educational expertise, to deliver cutting-edge learning experiences tailored to students’ individual needs.”

Priya Lakhani OBE, Founder and CEO of CENTURY Tech, said “We are proud to launch these products to equip pupils with the best tools to prepare for the 11+ and independent school common pre-test exams. Bond’s trusted resources are best in market for 11+ preparation and Bond Premium Plus is the only test prep resource endorsed by ISEB. By supercharging Bond’s materials with CENTURY’s AI technology each individual pupil will have a personalised learning and test preparation pathway, giving them the best chance of success in the test. CENTURY’s AI will constantly analyse each pupil’s preparation data, it will automatically identify gaps in knowledge and will instantly recommend which areas they need to revisit to improve their performance in the test.” 

Julia Martin, CEO of ISEB, said “Bond Online Premium Plus, powered by CENTURY, is the only platform to use authentic questions to support preparation for the ISEB Common Pre-Tests; bespoke adaptive digital tests for independent school entry. Our Pre-Tests are aimed at reducing the number of assessments children have to take, and we know how important it is for pupils and parents to take control of their preparation and development during school transition. Harnessing the AI power of our trusted digital partner CENTURY Tech, alongside the academic heritage of Oxford University Press and Bond, is a natural step in the evolution of ISEB to ensure there are personalised, innovative, but also responsible ways to support preparation for digital assessment. We couldn’t be happier to endorse this product!”

Bond, OUP’s flagship 11+ preparation brand, has helped millions of children for over 50 years prepare for the 11+, Common Entrance, and other selective exams. Bond, which was acquired by OUP in 2013, offers a range of books and online resources to help children practice.

Find out more here about how Bond Online Premium can help your child prepare for the 11+ and private school entrance exams. If you are an existing customer, sign in here.