Students need to revise regularly and different topics to rehearse, recalling information when it is required.  When students reflect on the feedback provided by their teachers in school to identify and work on their next steps, then revision can become powerful. In addition, teachers will highlight to students the key pieces of information vital to build up a holistic understanding of the relevant subject.

Families can support students by:

  • encouraging them to revise regularly, testing students (use their resources; families do not need to be the expert) and providing a quiet space for them to work.
  • helping them to have a regular homework and revision routine, checking the planner daily and helping them create a quiet organised workspace
  • by quizzing students’ using revision materials or flashcards. Regular short bursts of quizzing are best. We learn best by regularly recalling information until it eventually stays in long-term memory.


GCSE Pod is an online learning and revision tool to support all students taking GCSE courses. It is a collection of thousands of short videos and interactive quizzes across a wide range of subjects to help with learning, homework and revision.

All students are already registered with GCSE Pod, and just need to log in with their school TTCT username/email address and the password they have chosen. If they have forgotten their password, they should speak to their teacher, form tutor or Pastoral Leader who will be able to reset this.

GCSE Pod – parent information flyer

GCSE Pod – Parent quick start guide

Seneca Learning

Seneca Learning is another online learning and revision platform we use to support students taking GCSE courses. Course topics are broken down, with tasks and quizzes to help students revise and check their understanding.

Pearson ActiveLearn

Some subjects subscribe to Pearson ActiveLearn, which provides digital access to course textbooks and resources including homework and revision tasks. These digital textbooks also allow students to highlight key information and add digital notes – which are personal to the student logged in – to help them get the most out of the resource