Five facts about SAM Learning:

• More than 5 million students have used SAM Learning to improve their grades.

• Using us for just 10 hours across the year will increase your expected attainment by 2 GCSE grades, on average.

• SAM Learning is, on average, used by over 100,000 students every day.

• We have more than 70,000 activities across 27 subjects to help you revise.

• You can challenge your friends to beat your scores and keep up with you progress on a live leader board.

Here you’ll find the questions most frequently asked by students.

If your question isn’t answered here, please contact us at:
How do I log in?

You’ll need to enter you Centre ID, User ID and Password in the login area, which can be found on the top right of the website.

I’ve forgotten or don’t know my username.

Your username is made up of your initials and your birthday in six-digit format. If you were born on 27 September 2007 and your name is Robert Jones it would be: 270907RJ

I’ve forgotten or don’t know my password.

At the start, your password is the same as your username, so try that first. If that does not work, you can try resetting your password by answering your ‘secret question’. If you have not set up a secret question, you will need to ask your teacher to reset your password.

I’ve forgotten or don’t know my school’s Centre ID.

Use the ‘Can’t log in?’ function to find your Centre ID using you school’s postcode.

Student Password Reminder

Reset a Student Password

Other people know my birthday. How can I stop them using my account?

Change your password. While you are at it, set up your secret question, in case you forget your password.

Can I use SAM Learning at home?

Absolutely! There is no restriction on where you are when you access the site. You can even do your homework on holiday in another country, as long as the internet connection is good enough.

Does this work on my phone?

SAM Learning will work on a smartphone, but it won’t be optimised. That means you will have to zoom, shrink and move the screen around a lot to complete your activities. You will get a much better experience using SAM Learning on a tablet.

How can I get more points?

Do more activities! Avoid doing the same activities too many times as after the third time you will no longer receive any points.

Will teachers see which questions I get wrong/incorrect?

If they have set them as an assignment/homework for you then, depending on the activity type, yes.

Can I remove myself from the leaderboard?

Yes. In the ‘My Profile’ section you can opt out of the leaderboard.

How do I move through SAM World?

Complete activities and earn points to move through SAM World. After you complete each location, you can choose where you go next.

How do I change my buddies?

You can select different buddies in the ‘My Profile’ section.

How do I select the correct exam board?

First of all, find out from your teacher which exam board and course you are studying. Then select the ‘GCSE Courses’ folder and choose the appropriate exam board and course. The topics and activities located there will be appropriate for your course.

Can I send a message to my teacher?

No, not through SAM Learning.

How do I check my progress for a subject?

Click on the ‘My Progress’ tab. You can also show your parents how you are progressing with SAM Learning.

Why should I do an activity more that once?

If you don’t get 100% on your first attempt, you should try again. As your score improves, your teacher can see that you are making progress. You also get more points for your second or third attempt.

I only get SAM Learning homework in Science. Should I do other subjects?

Yes, feel free to use the ‘Activities’ pages to complete activities in any subject you like.