During this unexpected school closure, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. We are trying our best to support you child in Y10 and Y11 and are delighted to be able to do this through the fantastic GCSEPod service, which all students have access to through the school subscription.

Although Y11 have no formal exams. It is still good for them to go over content – especially in subjects they wish to study at the next level.

GCSEPod is the award-winning digital content and revision provider used by over 1,400 schools worldwide. As a subscriber, your child has access to GCSEPod’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.

During this period, teachers may be setting your child work on GCSEPod. This may take the form of Assignments, which students can access and complete via the GCSEPod platform, or teachers may recommend specific Pods for students to watch at home to continue their 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 GCSEPod library and create their own playlists – just as they would when they’re listening to music.

GCSEPod can also identify knowledge gaps and automatically send playlists to your child to help them strengthen their knowledge. After completing any Assignments set on GCSEPod, 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.

Finally, 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.

For more ways to support your child using GCSEPod, please visit www.gcsepod.com/parents 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 your child has already activated but can’t remember their username and password, please ask them to contact a member of staff.

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 have any questions regarding GCSEPod please contact support@gcsepod.com or c.chapman@gateacre.org

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