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BTL Launches Advanced Question Types Business Unit

BTL Launches Advanced Question Types Business Unit

BTL Group Ltd, the leading UK based provider of assessment solutions, is delighted to announce the official launch of their Advanced Question Types (AQTs) Business Unit. An AQT is a human or computer marked question or a simulation that is rich in functionality and interactivity. It can be used for both formative and summative assessments and can cover a wide range of assessment levels (GCSE, A-Level, Vocational etc.) and subjects (English, Maths, Science, Accounting etc).

Surpass®, BTL’s flagship assessment platform, is known in the assessment industry for being able to create the most advanced on-screen assessment questions. Surpass is used by a number of leading awarding bodies to develop and deliver their global assessment programmes. Many of these organisations already utilise the AQTs to not only improve the candidate experience but also to develop fit-for-purpose exam questions.

Chris Fearn, AQT Business Unit Lead, states “BTL are already well known in the education sector for providing functionally rich question types but we are always looking at ways to improve the learner experience by collaborating with our partners to create new, exciting and innovative advanced question types.”

The objective of BTL’s new AQT unit is to raise the profile of AQTs and develop new and innovative AQTs which would further enable awarding bodies to deliver a wider range of assessments on-screen. BTL’s AQTs can be purchased by existing Surpass users; however, BTL’s AQT team could provide non-users of Surpass an insight into how on-screen assessments could benefit them. For example, in the subject of maths a BTL AQT allows the learner to create a graph on-screen.

Key benefits of AQTs:

  • Improved Learner Experience – AQTs are rich in functionality & interactivity.
  • Flexible – AQTs can be used in a wide range of assessment types and subjects.
  • Convenient – AQTs can be added to any ContentProducer™ project at any time.
  • Meets Client Needs – AQTs are developed with client business needs in mind.
  • Quality – AQTs are developed to BTL’s high standards.
  • Easy to use – AQTs are designed and developed with usability in mind for both the item writer and the learner.

To speak to Chris Fearn about your AQT requirements please contact by email at: [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0)1274 203271.

Further information about BTL’s AQT business unit can be found at .

About BTL
BTL is an independently owned, client-driven company, working with some of the largest Awarding, Professional and Governmental Bodies in the UK, and internationally, to create a variety of Learning and Assessment solutions.
BTL has created one of the most comprehensive, secure and innovative Assessment solutions on the market: Surpass®. Surpass® is used by a number of leading national and international Awarding and Professional Bodies to develop and deliver their global Assessment programmes.

Further information about BTL and its products and services can be found at


Hawa Mahmood
Marketing Manager
BTL Group Limited
Tel: 01274 203 255
Fax: 01274 203 251
Email: [email protected]

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