Top exam tips
We’re passionate about education and the huge impact GCSEPod can make on student attainment and therefore their future life. However, we are also practical enough to know that not every student and teacher has access to GCSEPod. That’s why we’ve used our in-house design teams to create a raft of brilliant free resources, which you are welcome to use. Enjoy!
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Encourage students to become INDEPENDENT LEARNers
Encourage and enable your students to become self-directed in their learning experiences and have more autonomy and control over their own learning.
Using technology to enhance learning
Today’s student are tech savvy and spending hours a day online. Throughout history textbooks have been a burden to students. They’re heavy, expensive, not good for the environment and quickly out of date. So, why are we still trying to teach them with textbooks when experts predict over 50% of education will be online in the next 10 years!
Using GCSEPod throughout the year
GCSEPod has become an integral part of many schools’ GCSE schemes of learning. With greater functionality than ever before, our platform is the ideal companion for teachers and students looking to close knowledge gaps and make learning accessible, concise and available on the go. If you are a school lead looking to make changes at your school for the new academic year, here are some of the GCSEPod benefits you could be enjoying from September:
Parental Engagement Guide – 10 Common Barriers
Parental support can play a vital role at all stages of education. Unfortunately, all too often, parents become disengaged with the school and may even appear disinterested in their child’s education. This often isn’t the case, instead parents are often falling foul of common barriers which prevent them from engaging. This guide give you the 10 common barriers and what can you do to overcome them? Simply click on the image to view and download the PDF.
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.
Help students make the most of revision
These handy flyers show you how students can maximise their memory and ensure information is retained for longer.
Revision can often feel like a chore, and there are a million things they would rather be doing.
Here’s some posters to help them re-think their revision and feel a little bit more motivated.
Top Revision Tips Poster
To download our Top Revision Tips poster simply click the image below.
Exam tip posters
Helpful reminders to get students in the best state of mind to take on their exams.
To download the poster simply click on the images below.
In-School TV Banners
Here is our fantastic new banners for you to display on TVs, websites and VLEs around school.
It’s a great way to welcome students back and remind them they have GCSEPod.
To download the image simply click on it and it will open in a new window for you to save.
To Do Lists
Because a goal without a plan is just a wish…download our free ‘To Do Lists’ now to help organise your workload.
Simply click on the image below to download it.
Make it your new academic year resolution to be organised!
Download our free monthly calendar for this term by clicking on the month you need below.
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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.