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Letter to Parents and Carers


Basic Key Skills Builder

BKSB is an online learning platform designed to improve English and Maths. It is designed to identify and develop an individual’s needs to enable them to reach their full potential in the key basic skills.

Please encourage your child to work on this at home on a laptop, computer, Ipad or tablet.

The website details are as follows;




It is a requirement of Pencoed Comprehensive School that all pupils have attained BKSB Level 1 in maths and English, before they start in year 7. Pupils that have not reached this level will be put on a short intervention programme in order for them to meet the desired levels.

The levels are – Pre-entry, Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1, Level 2.

Your child will have completed an assessment in school and will know the level they are working at.

Your child will have the opportunity to work on the programme in school, but it would be beneficial if they could work on this at home in order to meet the required levels.