Atom Nucleus is designed to be used by students at home. Atom Nucleus is an affordable, high-quality alternative to a private tutor, though many students work alongside a tutor or parent while on the platform.
Atom Nucleus provides you with a large bank of teaching and testing materials across maths, English, verbal and non-verbal reasoning that have been designed by experienced, qualified teachers. All content is underpinned by an adaptive learning algorithm that ensures your child is always working at the correct difficulty level for them so they remain challenged but do not become demotivated.
Atom Nucleus subscribers have unlimited access to materials; for premium subscribers, Atom Nucleus provides students with unlimited adaptive mock tests that mirror the ISEB Common Pre-Tests and other senior school examinations in content, scoring and design.
Parents subscribe directly to Atom Nucleus and pay a monthly subscription.
Atom Prime is a free-of-charge online, adaptive learning platform, designed for teachers to use in the classroom and to set homework. Atom Prime provides teachers with quick lesson and homework builders, cohort and individual analytics, and the ability to easily share performance insights with parents. Schools can choose to purchase full length adaptive mock tests to administer in school.
Unlike Atom Nucleus, Atom Prime can only be subscribed to by a school; schools then provide students their accounts. Students can only use their Atom Prime account when their teacher has set them work.
While both platforms can work independently of one another, parents with Atom Nucleus subscriptions can link their child’s Atom Nucleus account to their child’s Atom Prime account. This gives teachers insights into how pupils are working at home, allowing them to respond with targeted interventions, and allows teachers to share statistics and transcripts of classwork and homework with parents.
Atom Learning uses artificial intelligence (AI) to keep your child on their individual, optimal learning path: questions become harder or easier depending on how your child performs on the platform. The algorithm finds the optimal level of difficulty for your child so that they are always challenged, but do not become demotivated. The platform gives access to tens of thousands of teacher-approved questions that follow the KS2 syllabus and are directly relevant for senior school entrance. Each question comes with a detailed explanation that walks pupils through where they went wrong and how they can improve.
There are four key areas to the Atom Learning platform:
While the Platform has proved useffor pupils applying for entrance to top senior schools, the Platform is also a supplementary KS2 learning resource, allowing pupils to consolidate their KS2 knowledge and simply have fun learning!
Both Atom Nucleus and Atom Prime are Key Stage 2 (UK Curriculum) learning platforms that cover school years 3 - 6 i.e. students aged between 7 and 11.
Atom Prime has content that is relevant for school years 3-6 i.e. students aged between 7 and 11.
Atom Nucleus has content that is relevant for students in years 5 and 6, aged between 9 and 11, with content geared towards senior school entrance examinations; however we will be adding content for students in years 3 and 4, aged between 7 and 9 shortly. That said, Atom Nucleus is an adaptive platform which means we need to have content that is at the easiest end for a 9 year old and at the hardest end for an 11 year old. Consequently, many students who are younger or older than 9 and 11 respectively still use Atom Nucleus; for those who aren't sure if Atom Nucleus will be appropriate for their child, we recommend trying the platform on the free trial to see if it's something that your child engages with.
The four subjects covered are English, maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning.
Our English and maths content has been designed in accordance with the United Kingdom's KS2 National Curriculum. For verbal and non-verbal reasoning, there is no set syllabus. We have designed our own exhaustive syllabus that groups question types and builds logic and reasoning skills, allowing pupils to approach challenging questions with confidence; we are confident you will not find a broader syllabus for reasoning than ours!
Atom Learning is specifically designed to help pupils prepare for a variety of senior school entrance exams and school-specific assessments, including GL and CEM assessments, the ISEB Common Pre-Tests, 11+ grammar school tests, UKiset, the London Consortium and school specific assessments such as the Eton test.
The practice area of the platform is relevant for all senior school entrance exams listed above.
The mock test area specifically replicates the ISEB Common Pre-Tests: this is useful practice for any 11+ examination but is particularly useful for those sitting online adaptive tests such as the ISEB Common Pre-Tests, the CEM test or the Eton test.
It is important to note that examiners will tweak exam syllabuses each year to prevent pupils from over-preparing for exams. As such, we have included a wide range of topics, based on what has previously appeared and what we consequently suspect may appear in coming years, to ensure that students are prepared for all possible eventualities. There is no way to guarantee what topics may appear on the actual exam, but working through Atom’s Platform will ensure students have a strong grounding across all potential topic areas.
We have created Atom Learning Points (ALPs). ALPs are a measure of how many questions a child has answered correctly. Each week, a child is given ‘ALP targets’, personalised learning targets which fluctuate depending on their age, attainment level, and the time till their exam. As a child gets closer to their exam date, their ALP targets will increase.
Ensuring that your child meets their ALP targets each week is a good way to ensure that they are fully prepared by the time of their exams.
In practice, ALP targets should correspond to 1 - 2 hours per week for a pupil whose exams are some way off; these targets will gradually increase as the exam date approaches.
For pupils using Atom Nucleus as a supplementary KS2 learning resource, we advise that the student spends about 1-2 hours per week on the platform in addition to work set by their school.
Absolutely! While Atom Nucleus has been designed so that a student can work on the platform without adult supervision, many students use Atom Nucleus with a private tutor.
Indeed, Atom Nucleus can also provide a private tutor as well, often a tutor who's actually helped built the platform and written many of the teaching materials on the site.
We believe the private tuition experience with Atom learning is far more efficient than traditional private tuition because private tutors can benefit from the insights drawn from the platform so that lessons are targeted, focusing on the student's weak areas.
You can switch between your parent account and your child’s account by following the instructions below:
All users are entitled to a 5-day free trial of Atom Nucleus.
Following the free trial, there are three subscription tiers to choose from: Basic, Standard and Premium. All subscriptions are provided on a rolling monthly basis with the option to cancel at any time.
Users who sign up for a year’s subscription receive a 20% discount on the total cost; but they must pay the full yearly amount up front. At the end of the year long term period, the user will automatically roll onto a monthly recurring subscription unless they cancel their subscription.
A more detailed breakdown of what is included in each pricing package can be found here.
Atom Prime is free to use for schools. We charge the school a small fee if they would like their pupils to sit adaptive CAT tests. If schools purchase Atom Learning tests, they are provided with full length reports and detailed analytics on each pupil, which can be shared easily with parents/guardians.
While you have to enter your card details in order to sign up to the free trial, you will not be charged during the free trial.
You can cancel your subscription at any time during the 5-day free trial and you will not be charged. You can cancel your subscription via your parent portal or via contacting [email protected]
At the end of your 5-day free trial, payment will automatically be taken for your first month’s subscription. Payment will then be taken each successive month following your first payment date, unless you sign up to a yearly subscription plan to receive a 20% discount; in this instance, you must pay the full yearly subscription fee up front at the time of your first payment following the 5-day free trial.
All subscriptions are provided on a rolling monthly basis with the option to cancel at any time. If you choose to cancel your subscription, we will not take any further payments from your card.
Yes, you can cancel at any time. Once you have cancelled your account, we will not take any further payments; you will retain access to the platform for the remainder of your current subscription period.
We hope you enjoy Atom Nucleus and if you are having any issues, please contact us via [email protected] to see if we can resolve them in the first instance.
However, if you would still like to cancel your subscription you can do so through your parent portal:
Steps to cancel:
This cancels your subscription. Please note that after you cancel your subscription you will still be able to access the platform until the end of your current subscription period.
To reset your parent password, please follow the instructions below.
To reset your child’s password, please follow the instructions below:
We require first names and surnames to create individual accounts, and dates of birth to calculate an accurate Standard Age Score (a pupil’s overall raw score adjusted for their age and placed on a scale relative to all other users on the platform).
We require a guardian email address to provide you with access to the Atom Learning Parent Portal.
We will never use the data that you provide to us for marketing purposes and we are in full compliance with GDPR regulations.