What is GCSEPod?
Over 1,000 secondary schools now use GCSEPod. Is your school missing out?
“GCSEPod could be a very significant step in helping to declutter the working lives of teachers, to reduce their workload, to make them more effective in monitoring their students, and then in providing more customised feedback.
I’m really impressed – by GCSEPod and by the team behind it. ”
Geoff Barton, General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders
At the heart of GCSEPod are our videos. We call them “Pods”. Each one is a highly concentrated, 3-5 minute burst of audio-visual learning and specialist subject knowledge for 20 curriculum areas. It's written by expert subject teachers then rigorously quality assured. Narrated by professional voice over artists and with visuals produced by our award-winning in-house design team, every Pod is mapped to GCSE and IGCSE exam boards and we are committed to keeping up with curriculum and technology changes.
Build GCSEPod into your Schemes of Learning by using Pods to introduce new topics and spark independent study. Use the bespoke teacher tools to test understanding and further develop the application of student knowledge. Generate homework, assessment and revision tasks in seconds using our Community Question Bank. Let our Boost Playlists automatically identify and close student knowledge gaps. Keep track of progress with our robust and detailed reporting to intervene intelligently where support is needed most.
- Community Question Bank
- iPhone and Android Apps
- Assignment Setting
- Exam Board Filtering
- MIS Integration
- Boost Playlists
- Exam Specific Playlists
- Playlist Creation & Sharing
- Extras Feature
- Advanced Usage Reporting
Setup & Support
Once subscribed to GCSEPod, you will work closely with an experienced member of our Subscriptions Team and receive a ready-made digital and physical launch pack. We know that there is no end to the number of ways GCSEPod can be used - but there is a limit to your time. That’s why we will help you pinpoint exactly where you want the impact to be. Afterwards, we can provide suggestions, resources and tailored guidance on how to reach that goal. We’re with you for your whole of your subscription and will ensure GCSEPod continues to support the ever-changing needs of your teachers and students.
- Personalised Project Management
- Unlimited Contact
- Best Practice Guide
- Extensive Training Library
- Student Technical Support Line
- Automatic Registration
- Daily Sync
- VLE Single Sign On
- Class & Year Groups Imported
- Specialist MAT Reporting
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Pods have been streamed or downloaded in the last Academic year. That's over 18 million minutes of learning and revision.
“100% of our year 11 students achieved at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C.
82% achieved at least 5 GCSEs including Maths, English and/or Welsh at grades A*-C. An impressive 27% of grades were at A* or A compared to the national average of 19.4%.
We strongly believe that GCSEPod has played an important role in improving the outcomes for some of our pupils. Indeed, some of our top users exceeded their target grades in many areas and have now returned to the sixth form to continue their studies at A level.”
Diane Evans - Assistant Head Teacher,
Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteif
“In 2015, our GCSE students reached 49% A-A* which is a huge achievement.
There is a very clear correlation between the subjects with the most pronounced raises in attainment (English Literature, Chemistry, Biology and Physics) and those that had the highest GCSEPod usage. In addition, the student with the highest GCSEPod usage was also our highest achiever. Because there has so clearly been an impact on the departments that utilised GCSEPod effectively, we will be looking to increase the use of GCSEPod across the school in coming years.”
Andrew Ost - Deputy Head,
Fort Pitt Grammar School
“We’ve used GCSEPod for a year and the results speak for themselves!
Not only did we see a rise in headline measures across the board with our highest user of GCSEPod gaining 7A* – but the students and their parents love it!
It’s fun, user friendly, and easy to use in a variety of ways – on a mobile device, in school, at the heart of our mentoring and intervention strategies, for flipping learning, and to deliver positive engagement that parents can see. Plus we’ve only just scratched the surface!”
Dominic Howkins - Vice Principal,
Ormiston Sudbury Academy
Don’t just take our word for it. GCSEPod has gained huge recognition since our initial launch in 2010 and we continue to pick up industry awards along the way. We’re constantly listening to the schools that use GCSEPod and learning how we can best support teachers and students in times of change. Contact us to tell us your goals for the next year and discuss how we can be a part of your school improvement strategy.