Deliver inspirational (and fun!) training
Let’s not deny it, we’ve all sat through a less than inspiring training session. That’s why we’ve put together a FREE, comprehensive online resource pack containing all the materials you need to deliver a boredom-busting GCSEPod training session in September!
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Teacher introductory video
GCSEPod training session flyer – download it here
Flyer to promote the sessions around school.
Quizzes and answer sheets – download them via the links below
Use our pre-made quiz in your training session.
Saves you time, introduces an activity into the training mix, and adds a little bit of friendly competition.
- GCSEPod knowledge pt.1
- GCSEPod knowledge pt. 2
- GCSEPod content quiz – English Language
- GCSEPod content quiz -Biology
- GCSEPod content quiz – English Literature
- Quiz Answers
Teacher training day plan – download via the links below
Take a look at our example session plan, and then use our template to quickly and easily create your own.
List of current content– download it here
An easy way to show your colleagues what content is relevant to their subjects.
Case Studies – download them here
We’ve lots of case studies which showcase how different types of schools have used GCSEPod successfully to target various goals. Browse through for inspiration, ideas and best practice examples.
Teacher user guide – download it here
Use our quick start guide to give teachers an overview of key functionality, or our full teacher user guide for a more in-depth
Development Plan –
Use our development plans to set subject-specific or school-wide plans for GCSEPod that support your school’s goals for the year.
Progress 8 Guide
Are your colleagues confident about Progress 8, Attainment 8 and how to calculate a students or indeed your schools score? Fear not, our new A3 guide makes understanding Progress 8 easy! Click on the picture below to download it and display it in your staff room for everyone to see.
Flipped Learning Guide
Have you tried flipped learning? Whist the flipped classroom may not be for everyone, many that have tried it are reporting huge success. It might be worthwhile to experiment and try flipping a lesson or two to see what happens. You never know – you might just become a convert! Click on the picture below to download it and display it in your staff room for everyone to see.
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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. 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.