It’s all about the data

Very little in education is driven by evidence-based research. We’re working to change this.

As a student uses Sparx our platform generates data which enables us to dive deep into the learning process. It enables us to explore and analyse what works and what doesn’t, and to deliver more personalised, evidence-driven lessons that deliver results.

Take a look inside the sparx classroom

The classroom is central to our research. We work every day with the students and teachers who are using our technology.

Inside the sparx classroom

Sparx: In the Classroom


In a Sparx classroom, you’ll see students using iPads to complete tasks, games and quizzes. They’ll be writing things down, and working in groups. Teachers explain concepts, set group work and analyse the results using our monitoring software.

We’ve created a huge set of questions and tools. So far, we’ve created over 22,000 content questions and 4,000 videos for our platform, which are being used by KS3 and KS4 students to learn about maths.


Sparx is genuinely adaptive, in a way that is quite unlike other learning platforms. Sparx adapts to what each child does, and adapts and evolves each day to take account of what we have learned from all the lessons that have taken place and the data that we have collected.

As a student uses Sparx, it generates data about the unique way in which he or she learns. This data is used to generate real-time delivery of activities tailored to that particular student. Subsequent questions, activities, games and incentives are specifically tailored to increase the student’s understanding of a particular topic.

The Sparx platform gives real-time data analysis to teachers so that they can focus their attention on those students who need it most.

The Sparx system adjusts to a student’s pace of learning, so they are not limited by other students, allowing them to reach their full potential.


Our team of scientists, statisticians, developers and teachers are constantly creating new content and software to feed into the platform, and analysing the massive amount of data that is captured as students use the technology – to date, over 30,000,000 data points. We use this data to interrogate our hypotheses, find out what works, what new avenues we can explore, and to deliver better and more effective lessons for students.