How to use the portal

Who built the portal

  • Our developer, who wrote all the software and now maintains it, is Simon Vansintjan a very professional professional.
  • Our project manager, on the UKLO committee, is Gary Wood.

Many thanks from all of us on the UKLO committee to both Simon and Gary for the enormous amount of time, work, good will and good humour the portal took!


What the portal is and does

The portal is the UKLO internet system for handling communications between UKLO and its teachers and markers:

  • from teachers to UKLO:
    • one-off registration of teachers and schools
    • one-off registration of pupils
    • annual notification of Advanced entries:
      • numbers
      • names (with sex and school year, e.g. Year 11)
    • results of non-Advanced competitors
    • Advanced script scans
  • from UKLO to teachers:
    • email messages to all teachers
    • test material
      • problem data issued just before the test
      • non-Advanced solutions issued just after the test
    • contact details for assigned markers
    • printable certificate files for non-Advanced candidates
  • from markers to UKLO:
    • registration of markers
    • annual notification of
      • availability for marking
      • marking capacity (how many scripts?)
    • points assigned for allocated scripts
  • from UKLO to markers:
    • occasional messages to all registered markers
    • downloadable test material and solutions and marking scheme
    • contact details for assigned teachers
    • scanned scripts for online marking or download
    • name lists and tables for entering scores

General trouble-shooting

  • If you can’t see the effect of your work
    • Try refreshing the page.
  • If you can’t see a list of names or other information that you’re expecting
    • Be patient – it can take up to a minute for some information to load, as it is generated from scratch.