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Wordshark Online

Wordshark Online


What is Wordshark Online?

'Wordshark Online' is the current Wordshark, built on 25 years of expertise in creating games for reading and spelling.

Wordshark is for Primary school ages, early Secondary school or later than this for catch-up. The option to choose the placement test and automatic progression or to set work (or both) and to add your own words makes Wordshark extremely versatile.

The default placement test (games) places students into an automatic progression course. Teachers can leave their students to work through all of this independently.

The program includes 5 ‘courses’ for teachers to choose from if setting work, one of them based, for example, on the National Curriculum, but also courses that are specially sequenced to help those with SEN. The courses contain words, grouped into spelling lists ready for students to learn. There are around 10,000 words in total, with a sound recording, image/video and sentences for each word.

Every game in Wordshark builds a different skill in reading or spelling. Whether students are using the automated progression mode or have been set work by the teacher/s, the program adapts to each student’s needs, allowing independent learning while building confidence.

Recommended Usage

50 minutes per working day week.


CompanyHQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 1995
Age Range5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16
AccessibilityRobust features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - Chromebook

Each school receives a unique URL from which all users (students and teacher users) can log in from.

Set Up

20 minutes


There are 3 ways to get help/information: The help centre:https://wolhelp.wordshark.co.uk/portal/en/kb/wol plus demo webinars:https://www.wordshark.co.uk/about-us/training/ plus direct help from our support team:https://www.wordshark.co.uk/about-us/contact-us/

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Home Learning

School must create the account.

Wordshark Online Pricing

Pricing Plans

Free Trial
Paid Subscription

Wordshark Online pricing starts from £360 / year

The minimum plan for a year is £360 ex vat which gives you 30 student accounts and unlimited teacher accounts. Higher plans are:

£400 for 50 students

£450 for 100 students

£525 for 150 students

£550 for 200 students

£575 for 250 students

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Last updated 20th May 2022