Case Studies

We have a growing bank of case studies and news articles from subscribers. Read how other teachers are finding success with GCSEPod in all kinds of schools, academies, colleges and situations. If you would like to hear about schools in your area please do get in touch or take a look at our interactive Subscriber Feedback Map.

Reducing teacher workload while improving student grades

Sunmarke School, Dubai

Overview

Among the top schools in the UAE with “Outstanding” GCSEs and A levels, Sunmarke offers an academically rigorous, high-impact, values-based education providing children the skills to flourish in tomorrow’s world.

The results

"GCSEPod is a great platform that offers students an enhanced learning experience and provides them with long-term memory capabilities through individual audio-visual Pods."

Benjamin Atkins, Deputy Headteacher

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Integrating GCSEPod as a whole-school resource

Northallerton School and Sixth Form College, North Yorkshire

Overview

Northallerton School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form located in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England.

The results

I remember thinking there was nothing available that did what GCSEPod does. We had a couple of online revision tools at our disposal, but they offered nothing like GCSEPod’s breadth or ease of use.

Nicola Ellis, Head of ICT and Computing

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From intervention to independent learning success

Rawlins Academy, Leicestershire

Overview

Rawlins Academy is a secondary school of about 1,500 students situated in Quorn, Leicestershire, England.

The results

"In lessons, students will volunteer information we haven't yet covered. I'll ask where they got their facts and they'll say GCSEPod. They're getting ahead, which is fantastic."

Cathy Robinson, Vice Principal

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Revitalising students’ thirst for knowledge with GCSEPod

Manor Croft Academy, West Yorkshire

Overview

With an ethos to deliver excellence for its staff, students and parents, Manor Croft Academy has a firm foundation of strong pastoral care and ensures a climate for learning which is calm, well ordered, secure and focused on achievement and success.

The results

"For us, GCSEPod perfectly fitted into everything we wanted to achieve."

Kion Nikoumaram, Vice Principal

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Using GCSEPod to impact revision and exam results

The Snaith School, Goole

Overview

The Snaith School aims to provide the best possible education and opportunities for each individual pupil.  They enable their pupils to enjoy life, grasp the opportunities it offers and be equipped to meet the complex challenges of the 21st century.

The results

"GCSEPod has become my baby, I absolutely love it and schools should have had it years ago."

Dave Nichols, Head of Geography

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Maximising impact and progress with GCSEPod

Marshalls Park Academy, Essex

Overview

Marshalls Park is part of the South West Essex Community Education Multi Academy Trust (MAT). The founding principles of such a partnership are focused on providing the very best educational opportunities for all students, drawing on the expertise across both educational phases.

The results

"I believe everybody deserves a decent education, and GCSEPod goes a long way to achieving that."

James Pickering, Assistant Headteacher

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Using GCSEPod to boost confidence with Pupil Premium students

Selby High School, North Yorkshire

Overview

Selby High School is a thriving, successful, vibrant and energetic community demonstrating a common purpose – to ensure the very best for each and every student.

The results

"GCSEPod backs up the work we are doing in school and helps us to get the best out of everyone."

Laura Stephenson, GCSEPod Lead

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Using GCSEPod to positively impact revision and exam results

School of Research Science, Dubai

Overview

The Schools of Research Science (SRS) was founded in 1998 to provide education for the children of local Emirati families. Since that time, the school has seen a dramatic expansion linked directly to its growth in popularity and now around one third of the school’s intake is from non-Emirati background.

The results

"Using GCSEPod as a revision resource had a positive impact on our 2018 GCSE results and it was noticeable that our subjects with the highest GCSE performance also had the highest GCSEPod usage."

Eloise Morgan, Assistant Head Teacher

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Building confidence in exams with GCSEPod

St Paul’s catholic school, Leicester

Overview

St Paul’s Catholic School subscribed to GCSEPod late in 2017 and rolled out the resource immediately to its Year 11 students to provide additional support for their pending mock examinations. Within days of launch most of the Year 11 students had logged on and started to download podcasts to their mobile devices.

The results

“In terms of supporting our pupil premium students across the board, we are easily able to evidence impact, and I can honestly say GCSEPod really is the best money we’ve ever spent.”

Nora Ward, Assistant Head

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Creating Independent Learners with GCSEPod

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.

The results

“Without a doubt, GCSEPod supports our values and indeed there is a strong correlation between a student’s P8 score and the number of podcasts watched. "

Kate Wragg, Deputy Head

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