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The Palmer Catholic Academy

The Palmer Catholic Academy

GCSEPod

GCSEPod has over 3,500 teacher-written, audio-visual podcasts produced specifically for mobile devices and containing all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams that learners need for GCSE success.  The GCSEPod website can be viewed on mobiles, tablets and PCs and the podcasts can be downloaded for offline viewing.  The podcasts are also mapped to the curriculum and are designed to support students in the classroom, with their homework and during exam time. 

Some examples of some subject content:

Geography: The Restless Earth has 36 Podcasts

English: Macbeth has 25 Podcasts

Maths: Data Handling has 35 Podcasts

Music Theory: Grade Three has 14 Podcasts

GCSEPod can be accessed via the website www.gcsepod.com.

All students have already been registered with GCSEPod and so simply need to access their accounts by following these three steps:

  1.  Go to www.gcsepod.com and click “Login” in the top right hand corner
  2.   Username: 'Academy email address'

  3.   Password: palmer123

Watch the student walk through video here: http://www.gcsepod.tv/gcsepod-pupil-walkthrough/

We recommend that all students make use of this service throughout their GCSEs and particularly the exam period. Many teachers may set homework on the site using the “Assignment” feature as GCSEPod has already been proven to have a significant impact on A*-C performance and we aim to make it an integral part of learning for every GCSE student studying at the school.

Once logged in, students can search for podcasts by keyword, by a specific exam or by subject area.  Students can create their own personalised learning playlists which can be easily downloaded for offline viewing.  Help guides explaining how to use the site are available in the “Help” section in the top navigation bar.

If you have any questions regarding the GCSEPod service please contact Miss Morrow who is leading the roll out in school.

For specific technical advice please use the help pages on the website or email support@gcsepod.com

 

PARENTS

Check out this video designed to explain GCSEPod to parents and carers.