Watch. Learn. Repeat. Short burst learning across 5,000+ Pods
At GCSEPod we believe in helping students to learn in an efficient and effective way. Give a teenager time to get bored and it is likely that their attention will stray; hit them with a short burst of information, however, and they will be armed with important knowledge by the time they sit down to take their exams.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of our concise audio-visual Pods.
Pods are memorable
To make our Pods memorable we need to make them interesting and engaging. This means creating content that is well designed, paced appropriately, does not place unreasonable demands on time and can be accessed on a student’s device of choice.
Creating content on digital devices also allows us to make them multisensory. As studies have shown, learners rely on their senses to process information and consolidate memories. Making cognitive connections can be done more effectively when multiple senses are applied. As a result, students can more easily draw up facts, figures and relevant details from learning that has been accessed through visual and aural means.
We also know that everyone utilises their senses differently when acquiring knowledge. Some prefer animation; some prefer audio; some the written word. By applying all of these different modes of communication our Pods allow teens to process information in the way that works best for their brain. What’s more, those students who choose to revise from a Pod again and again will often find that they focus in on a different element each time they replay the video.
Acquisition and application of knowledge
By covering subject matter more efficiently through concise, punchy Pods, learners can move on from the acquisition of information to the application of knowledge more quickly. This includes practising exam questions selected from GCSEPod’s 40,000 strong question bank.
By testing their understanding of a topic or theme, students can identify any remaining gaps in their knowledge then close them by revisiting the relevant Pod.
Learn more about how GCSEPod is optimising GCSE revision.
Pods are curriculum appropriate
Our team works tirelessly to move with the curriculum as it evolves. Our content is exam-board specific and synced daily, meaning that subscribing schools can always access the precise material that their students need to prepare for their GCSEs. Pods are written and quality assured by expert subject teachers who map to every GCSE and IGCSE exam board. This is a far cry from the days of traditional textbooks, which are both costly and quickly become dated.
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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.