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Company

SAM Learning

Founded: 1993
Country: United Kingdom 

Britannica® School

Founded: 1768
Country: United Kingdom 
Description

SAM Learning

SAM Learning provides EEF-proven effective content for Key Stages 3 and 4, helping teachers to find and fill learning gaps...
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Britannica® School

Developed by Encyclopedia Britannica, Britannica School is a trusted, reliable online resource providing teachers and students with a safe...
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Educational Impact

SAM Learning

build student knowledge97%
improve attainment88%
reduce teacher workload86%
reduce attainment gap78%
Not measured 
 

Britannica® School

build student knowledge89%
improve attainment72%
reduce teacher workload73%
reduce attainment gap71%
improve parent engagement57%
 
Recommended Usage

EEF-commissioned report that analysed 300,000 students in 250 schools concluded 10+ task hours on SAM Learning results in a P8 gain of +0.2, with disadvantaged learners gaining +0.35.

We recommend Britannica School replaces general internet searches within your school. Through daily use and interaction, students will be better equipped to research independently and become more knowledgable about the subjects they are studying.

Most Helpful Reviews

SAM Learning

Ben Clarke, Teacher: loss of one star for not being able to set homeworks for the whole year group and get class reports
Emily, Teacher: SAM Learning has a wide range of topics, it is so useful for giving students homework on that extra practice that is so important. It helps reduce workload too, which is great!
Alice W-G, Second in Faculty (Mathematics): I use SAM Learning all the time and my students enjoy completing tasks on there.
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Britannica® School

Ivana Babovic, Teacher/coordinator: I like the content, wide scope of the material, share and cite functions, access to the rights cleared photos...
Mohammad Wahiduzzaman, Head Librarian: Updated knowledge with reliable source
Nesar Ahmed, Visual Art Educator: Every digital learning platform blessing of resources for us.
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Age Range

SAM Learning

11-13, 14-16 

Britannica® School

0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18 
Features

SAM Learning

Vendor has not supplied this information 

Britannica® School

Read-Aloud FunctionMerriam Webster DictionaryTranslation ToolShare ContentRights-Cleared VisualsDifferentiated Reading-LevelsCitationSafe ResearchEBSCO JournalsCollection of Reliable Websites 
Languages

SAM Learning

English 

Britannica® School

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish 
Accessibility

SAM Learning

Vendor has not supplied this information 

Britannica® School

Moderate features 
Policies

SAM Learning

Privacy Policy
GDPR
Terms of Service
 

Britannica® School

Privacy Policy
GDPR
Terms of Service
 
Requirements

SAM Learning

Launch and setup is supported by our technical team - we work with school Network Admin.

 

Britannica® School

Available Offline
Internet - Low Bandwidth
Internet - High Bandwidth
Desktop - Mac
Desktop - Windows
Desktop - Chromebook
Desktop - Linux
Mobile - iPhone
Mobile - iPad
Mobile - Windows
Mobile - Android
Radio
Television

Log in details will be provided by Britannica upon start date and internet access required.

 
Training

SAM Learning

In Person
Live Online
Webinars
Documentation
Videos
 

Britannica® School

In Person
Live Online
Webinars
Documentation
Videos

Online CPD sessions are included in Britannica School subscriptions and training is offered for free throughout your subscription in the format that works best for your school.

 
Set Up

SAM Learning

48 hours

Britannica® School

Within 24 hours.

Support

SAM Learning

24/7 Live Rep
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
 

Britannica® School

24/7 Live Rep
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
 
Home Learning

SAM Learning

Not available To parents
 

Britannica® School

Parent Access
 
Pricing

SAM Learning

Free Version
Freemium
Free Trial
Paid Subscription
One-Off Fee
Hourly Rate

Britannica® School

Free Version
Freemium
Free Trial
Paid Subscription
One-Off Fee
Hourly Rate

Britannica® School pricing starts from £679 / year

Britannica School's subscription costs £679 per annum for a primary or prep school and £1140 per annum for a secondary. This price gives access to all members of your school community.

For smaller-than-average schools, prices can vary and discounted rates are available for mutli-year licences.

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