GCSEPod is an online learning platform made up of over 6000 professionally produced, audio-visual ‘pods’, which are 3-5 minute videos, designed to deliver knowledge in short bursts. Every Pod is mapped to the correct exam board, and contains all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams that your child needs for GCSE success – all neatly organised into topics and exam playlists. GCSEPod is used by over 1400 schools worldwide and studies have shown that on average, high users of GCSEPod achieve 2 grades higher per subject compared to low users.
GCSEPod can also identify knowledge gaps and automatically send playlists to students to help them strengthen their knowledge. After completing any assignments set on GCSEPod, each student will get a personalised “Boost Playlist” of Pods relevant to their identified areas of weakness. We strongly suggest students review these playlists regularly, as this will speed up their progress.
In Maths and English Literature, students can test their knowledge independently using GCSEPod’s fantastic Check & Challenge feature. Simply visit any Maths and selected English Literature playlists and click the purple “C&C”. This will start a short self-marking assessment.
Despite the name, this is useful for students across KS3 and KS4. The Pods are teaching videos and can be followed up with different learning activities which can be accessed independently or by teachers setting assignments. There are a wide range of different tasks from mind mapping to multiple choice questions to exam questions.
For Key Stage 4, students can work either independently or on work set by teachers called assignments. GCSEPod should be used as a learning tool and revision tool for all students completing their GCSEs providing GCSEPod covers the relevant subjects. For Key Stage 3, students should only work on work set by teachers.
There are a number of ‘how to’ guides available on this website to support the accessing of GCSEPod. All students can access GCSEPod using their school email address to login via the Office365 button on the home page or click here.