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 you need for GCSE success – all neatly organised into topics and exam playlists.
You have already been registered with GCSEPod, so all you to do is activate your account by following the instructions below:
- Go to www.gcsepod.com and click “Login” in the top right-hand corner
- Click the button which says ‘Sign in with Office 365’
- On the next page, again click the button which says ‘Sign in with Office 365’
- Enter your school email address and password
Once logged in, you are able to watch and download any Pods for your subjects.
GCSEPod Mobile App Instructions:
Please note, to login to the mobile app you need to use the following details:
Username: your school email address e.g. email@example.com
Password: your date of birth in the format DDMMYYYY
Examination success unlocks the doors to many opportunities – work, further study or a combination of both. It is critical for students to develop independent habits to enable them to achieve.
To support this, Tottington High School offers a range of revision resources for students and parents to access at home.
Further information and regular updates will be linked as the year develops, particularly as Year 11 approach the summer term.
A variety of revision and support sessions are offered to our students which will help them fulfil their potential. We encourage all students and parents/guardians to liaise with staff in order to give students the best preparation possible for their exams.
How can you support your child's revision?
- Encourage your child to make a revision timetable (see our example below)– and try your best to stick to it.
- Provide a quiet place to revise, ideally this would be somewhere with a table or desk.
- Remove distractions such as phone, games console, etc if you can.
- Remind your child about when to revise based on their revision plan – this avoids procrastination.
- Help your child to find the method of learning and strategy for retaining information that works best for them. This could be reading and making notes, using flash cards or post-it notes, watching video clips, playing back recordings of their own voice, mind mapping or perhaps a mixture of these.
- Get involved and test them using revision guides/notes/ exam mark schemes, and try to reward them for doing well.
- Search for revision apps and online resources – such as BBC Bitesize and Gojimo – to help clarify areas your child feels less confident about. Teenagers sometimes concentrate on subjects they are stronger at, and leave subjects in which they feel less confident until the end. However, it is often better to tackle weaker areas early on.
- Encourage your child to break revision into manageable chunks and to take regular breaks between revision sessions. It is much more effective to do 30 minutes of successful revision – rather than study for hours and hours without really taking it all in.
- Exercise, fresh air, healthy food and lots of sleep are crucial.
Your Guide to help you revise
Your teachers have helped create this section of the website by providing a wide range of useful revision resources, links to revision websites and tips and hints to help you to get the most out of your revision. There are icons on the subject revision pages which are like signposts to help you easily find the information you need. Below is a quick guide to the icons and what they all mean.
Wherever you see this icon you will find links to documents provided by your teacher or links to useful websites where other resources will be available.
Where you see this icon you will find links to websites which your teachers think will be useful to you. If you notice a link doesn’t work, tell your teacher and we’ll get it fixed.
Wherever you see this icon you will find a list of tips and hints to help you revise and prepare for your exam in that particular subject.
Example of a revision timetable
Why not draw up a revision timetable to help you plan which topics to revise and allocate some time during the day to study? Try to stick to it. We like this example because it doesn’t include timings but allows you to fit in an hour or two whenever its convenient. Give it a try!