Currently only available on Oxford Smart AQA GCSE Sciences, Oxford Smart Activate, Quest, Mosaic, IB DP Science and Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics.

Reactivates are generated over time for students from the start tasks they have completed.

They are ‘spaced learning’ quizzes which allow students to test their knowledge of key facts. ‘Spaced learning’ involves repeating material at defined intervals and has been shown in the lab to improve memory and retention.

Associated questions based on how students complete the start tasks are added to a pool, and are made available to students via the Next Steps tab once 15 questions are collected.


If a student answers a question correctly, the time gap between them answering the question and seeing the question again increases, building memory strength and retention for that fact.

Over time, more and more questions are added to the pool of questions as more checkpoints are done. They are also removed for even longer time periods, meaning that students will get a personalised set of questions almost daily once enough questions have been triggered.

On the Reactivate result screen, students will see their score and their memory strength score for that quiz: 

reactivates complete

You can see if your students have completed Reactivates in the individual student Task reports. This shows you when they completed each Reactivate and how they did. Students can also see how many Reactivates they have completed at the top of their student Task report.