Dear Parents and carers,
We are delighted to announce that The Radclyffe School has invested in GCSEPod, the award-winning digital content and revision provider. GCSEPod will be used by teachers to set home learning tasks in certain subjects and is an invaluable revision tool for both Year 10 and 11 students to help prepare for their PPE and final GCSE exams.
Your child now has free access to GCSEPod’s library of over 6,500 ‘Pods’, 3-5 minute videos designed to deliver knowledge in short bursts. GCSEPod 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 your child needs for GCSE success – all neatly organised into topics and exam playlists.
You can download Pods to any mobile device, creating playlists that students can watch at any time, with or without internet. It’s like they’re carrying a whole set of textbooks in their pocket. Make sure they download 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.
We recommend you talk about GCSEPod with your child – check they’ve successfully activated their account and encourage them to make regular use of this amazing resource throughout their GCSE’s. Please visit www.gcsepod.com/parents and https://theradclyffeschool.co.uk/gcsepod where you’ll find lots more information and resources.
Your child has already been registered with GCSEPod, so all they need to do is activate their account by following the instructions below.
- If they have a smartphone or tablet download the GCSEPod app from your phones app store.
- Open the app or go to gcsepod.com and click “Login” in the top right-hand corner
- Click the red “Sign in with Office 365” button.
- Login with their school email address e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org (substituting xxxxx for their “Rad” number.) and then enter their school password.
- The first time they login to GCSE Pod they will be asked to set a password for it. This can be anything of their choosing and is for use in case the “Sign in with Office 365” option is not available.
If your child has activated their account but they can’t remember their username and password, please ask them to visit https://members.gcsepod.com/podauth/newuser/forgotten and enter their school email address e.g. email@example.com (substituting xxxxx for their “Rad” number.)
If they are unable to reset their details using this page, they can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
If you have any further questions regarding GCSEPod please contact Mrs A. Taylor, our GCSEPod lead.
Mrs. A. Taylor
Assistant Head teacher