Students at Pleckgate should be revising regularly for both in-school assessments as well as preparing for GCSE examinations.
Please use the resources below to support your child in completing regular revision.
Below are links to Study Skills Videos, useful for all students but particularly useful for Year 10 students
Pleckgate High School has invested in Tassomai for all of our Year 10 and 11 students to use on a regular basis, to improve their attainment in English Literature, English Language, Maths and Science.
Regular use has been shown to improve attainment through building core subject knowledge. By regularly using it student’s build their confidence, and in turn this helps to reduce exam stress.
Students complete daily quizzes (called daily goals). Students and parents can use ‘The Tree’ to see which topics they are stronger and weaker in. Teachers have access to an ‘understanding grid’ so they can see how much of the content has been seen and how accurate the students’ answers are.
GCSEPod is another investment that we have made for our students. This covers 28 subjects & all major exam boards. Students can access ‘pods’ that are designed to reinforce learning and they can be accessed both on and offline.
Regular use has been show to improve attainment and can also be used to enhance independent learning as a tool for ‘flipped learning’.
Teachers may assign specific pods to students, but students can also access pods by using the search facility on the website.
Seneca Learning Revision
All students and teachers now have free access to Seneca – a revision and homework platform making studying more fun. Seneca is an interactive way to learn official course content. Their web app covers 150+ exam board specific courses condensing what students need to know for their exams. The software is able to identify gaps in learning. For instance, when you get a question wrong, the platform will repeat the topic in different formats and their smart algorithm has proven to make students remember topics 2x faster.
Seneca is totally free for students, teachers and parents.
In some subjects SENECA is being used as part of their homework, and so students will have been shown how to use this in those lessons. All students can access it though and sign up via https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/