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The questions you should ask any edtech company before you buy

29th August 2017

As school leaders know only too well, it is crucial to carry out a thorough due diligence process before making any investment with precious school funds. But when buying an edtech product this is particularly important. While new advancements are exciting and present educators with opportunities, SLTs are right to approach such propositions with a […]

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Watch. Learn. Repeat. Short burst learning across 5,000+ Pods

29th August 2017

At GCSEPod we believe in helping students to learn in an efficient and effective way. Give a teenager time to get bored and it is likely that their attention will stray; hit them with a short burst of information, however, and they will be armed with important knowledge by the time they sit down to […]

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Recapping with GCSEPod: Consolidating knowledge at the start of A-Levels

7th August 2017

Getting students focused and ready to learn after the summer break can be hard. In fact, chances are that for many learners returning after their GCSEs, most of the knowledge they acquired during study leave will feel like it has drained away. So, how can teachers close knowledge gaps that have widened over the holidays […]

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How to challenge more able learners with GCSEPod

25th July 2017

Students learn at different speeds and apply themselves in different ways. In particular, the way that students behave during independent learning periods can vary massively across a school. GCSEPod is designed to drive student progress and empower learners to engage with subject matter at their own pace. For low-on-confidence learners and those who are slower […]

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How GCSEPod helps to close the gender gap

20th July 2017

When it comes to studying, there’s a clear and widening gender gap in education – and it’s a global issue. According to an article published in the economist, this is down to 3 clear reasons:  Girls read more  Girls spend longer doing homework  Boys are “too cool for school” However, the introduction of GCSEPod has […]

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GCSEPod is for the year, not just for cramming!

12th July 2017

When GCSEPod was first launched back in 2011 it was adopted almost entirely as a GCSE revision tool to be used in the weeks immediately before examinations. Today, however, GCSEPod has become an integral part of many schools’ GCSE schemes of learning. With greater functionality than ever before, our platform is the ideal companion for […]

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Optimising GCSE revision resources: 3–5 minutes of quality, concise content

3rd July 2017

Here’s why short bursts of audio-visual learning are perfect for plugging knowledge gaps. With so many exams squeezed into a narrow window between May and June, the modern GCSE student must be organised if he or she wants to leave enough time to revise for each subject. To handle such tight time restrictions, pupils need […]

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Getting the most from GCSEPod

26th June 2017

Senior leaders from around the country share their best practice tips for getting the most from GCSEPod in the classroom and at home. More than 1000 schools now subscribe to GCSEPod. While some schools have tried our GCSE online study tool for the first time this academic year, others have now been utilising it for […]

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