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An exciting new e-learning platform to help with your GCSEs

We have invested in an award-winning digital content and learning provider, called GCSEPod, that is used by over 1,700 schools worldwide. The site is essentially a revision tool that supports students to prepare for qualification examinations.

Our students now have free access to GCSEPod’s library of over 6,500 ‘Pods,” which are 3-5 minute videos designed to deliver knowledge in short bursts.

It makes learning and revision much more manageable: every Pod is mapped to an exam board, and contains all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams that students need for GCSE success – all neatly organised into topics and exam playlists.

You can download Pods to any mobile device, creating playlists you can watch at any time, with or without the internet. It’s like carrying a whole set of textbooks in your pocket. Make sure your child downloads the GCSEPod app from the App Store to access this feature.

As well as Pods, there are lots of activities designed to help students commit the required knowledge to their long-term memory. The award-winning Check & Challenge tool provides quizzes to test their knowledge and to track their progress throughout the academic year.

Students don’t need to use it for long to feel the impact. Consistent use in brief 10-minute sessions is proven to support achievement and progress. GCSE Pod should be used for regular, independent study and revision and will provide invaluable support to both Year 10 and 11 students to help prepare for PPE and GCSE exams.

Your child’s subject teachers may also direct them to specific pods or assignment tasks as part of a directed home.

Students in Year 11 at The Oakwood Academy are able to access GCSEPod. We recommend you talk about GCSEPod with your child – check if they’ve successfully activated their account and encourage them to make regular use of this amazing resource throughout their GCSE’s.

In addition, this very helpful video below explains its main features.

Students - This is what GCSEPod can do for you

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More information and help can be found using the links on this page and on the GCSEPod website.

If students, parents or carers have problems or questions relating to GCSEPod that have not been solved or answered by the links, please contact the school.

Students Love GCSEPod

GCSEPod is designed for you to help your learning stick. Each year we are inundated with students sharing their love for GCSEPod. Take a look.

“GCSEPod – that’s how I got through my exams!”
“GCSEPod is my current life saver.”
“GCSEPod is very helpful. A 3-minute video gave four pages worth of information! Truly remarkable!”


To find out more about GCSEPod and to access more information and supporting guides on your child’s GCSEs, please visit:

Below are links to more resources to help make the most of GCSEPod.