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Welcome to GCSEPod! To help you learn all about GCSEPod quickly and easily, this page showcases some of our introductory videos and tutorials. Once you’re up to speed and ready to start using GCSEPod.

At the heart of GCSEPod is our videos. We call them “Pods”. Each one is a highly concentrated, 3-5 minute burst of audio-visual learning, specialist subject knowledge for 21 curriculum areas, 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. Watch the what is GCSEPod video below to find out more.

The British Council is sponsoring GCSEPod as it will give schools (students and teachers) the opportunity to access award-winning online educational content. With thousands of podcasts covering many different subjects, GCSEPod provides a true ‘education anywhere’ experience for mobile learning and revision. GCSEPod uses the technology already readily available to students (laptops, Apple and Android phones and tablets, school computers) to add an exciting new dimension to their learning. GCSEPod delivers outstanding results via mobile, tablet or desktop for the best possible impact. WATCH SAMPLE PODS >>

To get a better understand of GCSEPod please watch the videos shown on the screen above or by clicking the direct links below.

British Council – What is GCSEPod for teachers

British Council – Teacher quick start guide

British Council – Student quick start guide

British Council – How to Download Pods

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“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

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. We’re very proud of the recognition we’ve gained over the years, and we’ve picked up many industry awards along the way. We’re constantly striving to get better at what we do so that our award-winning service provides exactly what you need.

Click here to find out more about our awards and partnerships