Dates to be t.b.c.
***PLEASE NOTE ALL DATES ARE PROVISIONAL AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENTS MAY ALSO TAKE PLACE ***
GCSE Pod is a source of free exam revision content to support our students in preparation for their GCSE exams.
Student’s subjects and units are broken down into small videos a couple of minutes long and students can use these videos to review the content and ideas that they have studied in lessons, at their own pace or use the videos to learn new ideas in preparation for upcoming lessons.
Students can stream or download the GCSE Pod videos through their own personal devices such as smartphones, iPads and iPods allowing students to be able to revise away from their desks and on-the-go. Students can also access the the videos on a laptop or desktop through their normal internet browser.
Currently Trentham Academy is in the top ten of GCSE Pod schools in the country and our year 11 students have already downloaded or streamed over 4,500 videos this academic year alone.
Students access GCSE Pod from Firefly and this will automatically log them into their GCSE Pod account. From here students can navigate to each subject, unit or individual lesson that they want to review or learn. They can view the video assignments that teachers have set them and complete follow up questions.
At Trentham we monitor the frequency and type of subjects students are revising over GCSE pod, using this to inform our discussions with students and helping us to develop our students’ independent study and revision skills.
We strongly encourage our students to use GCSE Pod as just one of many resources and certainly to use alongside revision guides and not as a replacement. Also we make clear to our students that GCSE Pod must be used in conjunction with active revision strategies (mind mapping, flash card creation, watch-test-check-repeat etc) and past exam question practice as opposed to passive revision.