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- 2021 International Trade
Leading EdTech firm, GCSEPod, is extremely proud to have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2021 in the category of International Trade. The award recognises its work to provide students preparing for their GCSE and IGCSE exams across the world with tailored resources that consolidate subject knowledge, accelerate progress and, most importantly, reduce workload for teachers.
The firm has also played a central role during Covid in helping learning continue throughout the past year, with record numbers of students accessing content – GCSEPod provides access to over one million students across more than 40 countries.
In the past decade GCSEPod has expanded its profile internationally, initially via a partnership with the British Council, where the company began to build its reputation. International growth has exceeded expectations with over 1,800 schools using GCSEPod across the world. GCSEPod is a member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and British Schools in the Middle East (BSME).
GCSEPod engages students in a way that encourages confidence and self-belief as they are empowered to take control of their own learning and see for themselves where they can improve, while teachers can monitor and guide a student’s learning using the resources.
GCSEPod is unique in the market as it provides an assessment area called ‘Check and Challenge’ which provides scaffolded support for students preparing for exams. The organisation has seen a huge surge in usage during the pandemic and has even opened up access to all students as they look to prepare for their transition to GCSE and sixth form, as well as working to support the BBC to deliver their daily lessons.
Co-founder and Director of GCSEPod Anthony Coxon says: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this award. It is a recognition of the hard work and dedication of the entire team to help pupils keep learning throughout the last year, both at home and internationally. It has been a privilege to help teenagers around the world take charge of their learning and their futures, and we look forward to supporting them for years to come.