GCSEPod is an award-winning digital content and revision provider used by over 1,250 schools worldwide. 

Students have access to GCSEPod’s library of over 6,000 ‘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 needed for GCSE success – all neatly organised into topics and exam playlists. 

One of the best things about GCSEPod is that you can download any Pod to a mobile device, and then they can watch them at any time, in any place, with or without internet. It’s like they’re carrying a whole set of textbooks in your pocket! Make sure you download the GCSEPod app from your app store (Apple and Android are supported) to access this feature.

GCSEPod also has the ability to identify knowledge gaps and automatically send playlists to help fill them! After completing any homework 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.

Once students have activated their account, they can browse the GCSEPod library and create their own playlists - just as they would when listening to music.

For more ways to support your child using GCSEPod, please visit www.gcsepod.com/parents where you'll find lots of information and resources.

Accessing GCSEPod

GCSE (Key Stage 4) students are automatically registered with GCSEPod, so all they need to do is activate their account by following the instructions below. If your child has already activated their account but can't remember their username and password, please ask them to contact Mr Forster.

Instructions to activate GCSEPod account

  1. Go to www.gcsepod.com and click 'login' in the top right-hand corner
  2. Select 'New here? Get Started.'
  3. Select 'student'
  4. Enters name, date of birth and the school's name (The Swanage School)
  5. Create a username, password and a password hint

Quick Start Guide from GCSEPod