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Case Study: Creating Independent Learners

8th March 2018

Whalley Range, South Manchester Overview Whalley Range performs significantly above average for Progress 8. This is in the context of 51% of its students qualifying for Pupil Premium, 29% students not having English as their first language and typically students joining the school in KS3 having KS2 scores which are significantly below the national average. […]

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Case Study: A Nice to Have Extra Becomes a Core Teaching and Learning Resource

5th March 2018

Mount Grace School Overview When James McAleese joined Mount Grace School as Assistant Head in 2015 his challenge was to embed digital learning across the school. Having regularly used GCSEPod at his previous school he knew that the resource could play a huge part in the digital transformation of the school. The results “GCSEPod has […]

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Case Study: Implementing GCSEPod within the PiXL framework, has had such high impact

4th March 2018

John Mason School, Abingdon, Oxfordshire Overview GCSEPod was one of many initiatives introduced during an improvement phase at John Mason School. Robin Conway, Director of Humanities, explains how this resource, when implemented within the PiXL framework, has had such high impact. The results “GCSEPod can have a substantial impact on revision and independent learning. It […]

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Case Study: GCSEPod – a vital part of our examination preparation strategy

2nd March 2018

Test Valley School, Stockbridge, Hampshire Overview Test Valley School initially subscribed to GCSEPod after securing some external funding. However, the impact has been so significant that they have now subscribed in their own right. GCSEPod is now a vital part of their examination preparation strategy. The results “Pupils with an above average GCSEPod usage achieved […]

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Case Study: Using GCSEPod to support PiXL strategies

1st March 2018

Sir Thomas Picton School, Pembrokeshire Overview Like so many schools, Sir Thomas Picton was facing a growing gender gap. But last year, following a subscription to GCSEPod, the school saw its overall L2i results increase, moving the school from quartile 4 to quartile 2 and the L2i outcomes of boys being the highest it had […]

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Case Study: GCSEPod – A key brick in the Pendle Vale Jenga tower

28th February 2018

Pendle Vale College, Lancashire Overview In the past two years Pendle Vale College, has secured some of the highest Progress and Attainment 8 scores across the county which Assistant Head Teacher Matthew Hardwick proudly attributes to the successful teaching and intervention strategies including GCSEPod. The results “GCSEPod is a powerful tool to improve attainment through […]

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Case Study: PiXL initiatives to raising standards

27th February 2018

Lutterworth High School Overview Lutterworth subscribes to GCSEPod and within weeks of setup the school was amongst the highest GCSEPod using schools in the country. Last academic year students accessed an outstanding 32,000 Pods, of which over 11,000 were Maths (the highest Maths usage of any PiXL member). The results “We’ve found the quality of […]

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Case Study: Outstanding results using GCSEPod

26th February 2018

Newcastle High School for Girls Overview Newcastle High School for Girls once again celebrated outstanding exam success this summer. In a year which has seen major changes to both sets of exams, girls and staff at the school rose to the challenge and reported a sharp rise in the number of top grades. The results […]

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