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Year 10 - GCSE POD


Students

Current Year 10 students, you can now access the GCSE POD. To learn more about the GCSE POD and to find instructions about how to log in, please look at this Powerpoint.

If you have any problems logging on, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Parents

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We are delighted to be able to continue supporting your child through the fantastic GCSE Pod service, which all students now have access to through the school subscription. This week, students have been given the log in information, which can be found above, to get enable them to get logged on and attempt the Study Skills podcasts.

GCSE Pod is the award-winning digital content and revision provider used by over 1,400 schools worldwide.  As a subscriber, your child has access to GCSE Pod’s library of over 6,000 ‘Pods,’ 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. 

From September 2020, teachers may be setting your child work on GCSE Pod.  This may take the form of Assignments, which students can access and complete via the GCSE Pod platform, or teachers may recommend specific Pods for students to watch at home to continue their at-home learning.

In addition, we ask that you encourage your child to make use of this amazing resource independently. Once they’ve activated their account, they can browse the GCSE Pod library and create their own playlists – just as they would when they’re listening to music. 

GCSE Pod can also identify knowledge gaps and automatically send playlists to your child to help them strengthen their knowledge.  After completing any Assignments set on GCSE Pod, your child will get a personalised “Boost Playlist” of Pods relevant to their identified areas of weakness. We strongly suggest you encourage your child to review these playlists regularly as this will speed up their progress.

As we approach exams, students can access a section on GCSE Pod called “My Courses.”  Here they can view upcoming exams (including exam dates) and view playlists of Pods covering the topics relevant to each exam.  We ask that students review topics that have been taught in class and revise their knowledge.  Students can tick the star icon to favourite any Pods they wish to return to.

Finally, in Maths and English Literature, students can test their knowledge independently using GCSE Pod’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.

For more ways to support your child using GCSE Pod, please visit www.gcsepod.com/parents where you’ll find lots more information and resources.

Your child has already been registered with GCSE Pod, so all they need to do is activate their account by following the instructions below. Your child can login quickly using the Office 365 button, using their school email addresses. Failure to log in through Office 365, your child can follow the instructions below to get them started.

  1. Go to www.gcsepod.com and click “Login” in the top right-hand corner
  2. Click “New here?  Get started.”
  3. Select “Student”
  4. Enter your child’s name, date of birth and the school name.
  5. Create a username, password, and a password hint to help them remember the password.

If you want to know more about GCSE POD, how it works and how to best support your child, GCSE Pod have created a parent webinar, this can be found here: https://zoom.us/rec/play/7pQudryhqTg3H4LBtQSDC_d5W466f_-s2yRI_KcOmUvkV3gFOwevZuRBNuQFj0I6mjk21xtbg_bWsA0_?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=hQKVrreUR3W40WAftNg_kQ.1594371882930.9d55424c64baa3cf6fde29b08588200c&_x_zm_rhtaid=774

If you have any questions regarding GCSE Pod, please contact Claire Rouse who is leading on GCSE Pod, or email support@gcsepod.com