Benefits of GCSEPod
How We Use It
What is GCSEPod?
GCSEPod is an award-winning, user-friendly and convenient way of providing your students with exactly the subject knowledge they need to succeed, in short, sharp, student-friendly 3-5 minute chunks. Written by practicing teachers and filtered by exam board, GCSEPod is proven to help improve outcomes – whatever their prior attainment.
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De-cluttering the working lives of teachers
Build GCSEPod into your schemes of learning, homework, assessment and revision.
Use our teacher tools to test student understanding and develop application of knowledge.
Track progress with our detailed reporting and target interventions to where they are needed most.
Set and mark homework, class tests or other assignments for your students. Give them Pods to watch, ask questions, mark and feedback on the same platform. Select free text or self-marking multiple-choice questions. Let us do the tedious admin for you so you can focus on interventions.
Build assignments in seconds. Our Question bank contains tens of thousands of questions created by GCSEPod teachers around the world, but our built in exam board ﬁltering and your choice of Pods for the assignment means you see only the most relevant questions to choose from – and you can even edit them if you wish.
Our Boost Playlists identify knowledge gaps and provide students with a detailed report on strengths and weaknesses and an automatically generated playlist of content closely matched to their weakest areas. Boost Playlists reﬁne individualised support down to micro-level, giving students control of their own learning, and you the clarity to develop precisely focused intervention.
Every assignment you set will generate a Question Level Analysis (QLA) summary. This puts all the information about a completed assignment on a single page for you, helping you to analyse progress. You can see at a glance what was set, what marks each pupil got, and what the average mark for each question and student was. All this information is exportable as well, so you can easily incorporate the results into your mark-book.
Track and monitor engagement with the GCSEPod dashboard. It’s visual and user-friendly, but packed with ﬁgures and easily exportable information. You can see usage data on an individual and group level, making it easy to identify students who may need additional intervention. Compare usage with attainment to demonstrate impact in your school evaluation form.
At the click of a button, you can make sure your students only see Pods relevant to their exam board, helping to keep them focused. Choose the exam boards you teach for each subject, and all the other irrelevant stuff will be banished from sight with zero mess or confusion. You can change this at any time, so if you do change exam board, it’s just a switch that needs ﬂicking.
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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.