GCSEPod is an interactive learning environment that can be used as both a personal revision aid and a teaching resource. Covering a vast array of IGCSE subjects the platform uses short, “Pods” to target knowledge and understanding. Students can make their own playlists and teachers can set pods for students to view. Teachers can also assign examination style questions where GCSEPod will automatically identify areas for development and recommend pods specific to each individual student.
Students in Year 9 & 10 will be using this platform
A part of the school’s Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Teams is a platform designed to bring together students and teachers. It has the ability to share resources as well as set assessments and assignments to students where teachers can grade and give feedback directly to a student’s account. It is accessed using a student’s main email address account.
Students from Year 7 to 12 will use this platform.
Managebac is an online resource that helps IB students, teachers and administrators manage the many details of the IB programme. Students use it to input their CAS hours, receive messages and communicate with their subject teachers and the IB coordinator, upload their TOK papers, EEs and much more. Since the IBDP programme is crowded with deadlines, the Managebac Calendar is an important tool used to keep track of submission dates over the course of two years. Teachers use the Managebac gradebook to input any formative or summative assessment grades which can be accessed by parents to monitor their child’s progress.
Outlook is the school’s email client and all students have their own school email account. This is excellent to keep in contact with teachers and is also important as the gateway to the rest of the Microsoft Suite that the school offers. An incredible powerful email client which can link directly to student calendars and will be used for many communications between school and students.
BridgeU is the school’s main platform to support students in their university applications. It has a vast repository of information on types of careers, individual university courses around the world and some background into some university entry requirements. In addition to this the platform allows students to shortlist courses and universities based on their own specific preferences. For students applying abroad, particularly the USA, they will submit application documentation directly via the BridgeU platform. In 2021 the system will also work alongside the UK University application platform UCAS.
Students in Year 11 & 12 will be using this platform.