Pupil Premium Students do better with GCSEPod
Pupil Premium students at one of our subscribing schools were monitored to see the impact it was really having.
The results showed that those who accessed GCSEPod regularly (7 or more times) achieved 75% 5A*-C including English and Maths, compared to Pupil Premium who did NOT access GCSEPod regularly.
There are lots of other individual students who accessed GCSEPod who have exceeded their target grades. This just shows the impact that GCSEPod has on Pupil Premium student outcomes. GCSEPod has the added advantage of providing the school with advanced monitoring and reporting functionality so that you can easily monitor impact on achievement.
Case Studies: Pupil Premium
How to develop independent learning in pupil premium students at St John Fisher Catholic College, Staffordshire
St John Fisher Catholic College looked into the best ways to develop independent learning across their Pupil Premium students. In particular, they wanted to stretch the most able students whilst also developing their use of digital technology. Assistant Head Teacher Garrett Murray shares his school’s experiences of using GCSEPod to do just that: Read more >>
GCSEPod, Pupil Premium and Whole School Benefits – Richmond School, North Yorkshire
Richmond school’s 2016 exams results showed a slight dip in its pupil premium results and the SLT were keen to introduce additional resources to provide further support to these students. Having listened to a head teacher discuss the positive impact of GCSEPod they decided to take a closer look. Jenna Potter, Deputy Head shares her experiences. Read more >>
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Use your Pupil Premium grant to boost progress of disadvantaged students whilst providing a resource that will benefit the whole school. Find out more about how schools in a wide range of contexts are using GCSEPod on our case studies page or hear from real students and teachers in our ‘why it works’ pages.
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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.