Whole School Access FAQ
What is my-GCSEscience?
my-GCSEscience consists of 230 concise, straight-to-the-point video tutorials covering the entire AQA Science GCSE specification, topic by topic, across all of Core, Additional and Separate Science. The topics are taught by an experienced teacher with deep knowledge of the specification, assessment requirements and classroom teaching. These are the best and most comprehensive online learning videos available for GCSE.
The learning videos were created by a teacher based in West London with 20 years experience of teaching GCSE Science.
What's the cost of Whole School Access?
We provide whole-school subscriptions at bulk-discount rates, which translate to an exceptionally affordable cost-per-student. Please use the schools contact form for a tailored quote based on the number of students you have and whether they are taking Double Science or Triple Science. Alternatively, email us at schools@my-GCSEscience.com for further information.
Providing access to students from disadvantaged backgrounds is a top priority for us at my-GCSEscience. The resource is an extremely cost-effective method of raising attainment at GCSE and therefore improving life chances for students. The per-student cost of a bulk order of my-GCSEscience is less than 1% of the Pupil Premium awarded per student and is an extremely cost-effective way of raising student performance in both absolute terms and relative to alternative uses of Pupil Premium funds. Please use the schools contact form for a tailored quote, or email us at schools@my-GCSEscience.com for pricing and further information.
We are not able to offer free trials of our Additional or Separate Science (Unit 2 and 3) videos, nor of our premium Revision Plus resources. Core Science (Unit 1) videos are available, free to all, to provide students and teachers alike with a comprehensive overview of the my-GCSEscience approach. If you wish to assess the efficacy of the videos for yourself, before committing to a purchase for the school, we suggest you implement a flipped classroom strategy with Year 9 or Year 10 students, using our Core Science (free to access) videos, and encourage your students to use the videos as both a learning resource during the school year, and as a revision resource ahead of the Core Science GCSEs. We are confident you will see a major impact on GCSE outcomes, as already reported at schools which have used this approach with my-GCSEscience. For more on Revision Plus, download the attached ‘Guide to Revision Plus for Teachers’. For a selection of individual student testimonials, click here: Our Success Stories. For a selection of teacher testimonials, which describe the huge difference my-GCSEscience has made in schools where the resource has been used strategically, click here: Teacher Testimonials. If you would like to see a sample exam-style question and a sample answer scheme, please email a request to schools@my-GCSEscience.com (via your school email address, please).
How does Whole School Access work?
my-GCSEscience is keen to keep access as effective, straightforward and hassle-free as possible for students and teachers alike. Our system provides each student with personal access, but at a heavily subsidised price, secured by the school. Students get access to this unique resource at a fraction of the cost paid by individuals. The subscription ‘belongs’ to the student, so students take control of their learning and revision.
The my-GCSE science approach is to follow what any good teacher would do in GCSE lessons (outside of practicals and group work): Outline what is being covered, teach it in a memorable way, allow students to make notes, then give time for exam question practice, provide worked answers with reasons and assess progress. For a detailed description of the my-GCSE science approach, download the attached 'Guide to Revision Plus for Teachers'.
my-GCSEscience can be used a self-directed resource, but for both learning and revision. This encourages independent learning at a critical stage in student development. The Revision Plus questions and answers allow students to decide whether it is time to move on or whether to review the video or notes again until they have fully understood a topic. However my-GCSEscience can also be used in the classroom to complement schemes of work. Teachers can ask students to watch and take notes from the video clips in advance of a lesson, during a lesson or subsequent to an assessment.
Yes, my-GCSEscience provides a dedicated teacher login for each school which allows teachers to see which students have signed up. Teachers can also monitor which videos students have watched to track student progress through the GCSE Science specifications.
Of course: my-GCSEscience is compatible with all Apple devices (smartphone and tablet) and the vast majority of Android devices (smartphone and tablet).
Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy
Oldbury, West Midlands
Because of the department’s effective use of my-GCSEscience, we saw a huge jump in the number of A*-A grades this year with a whopping 32% of all GCSEs attained in Science at either an A or A*, double the percentage of the previous year!Read More…
To ensure that every single student understands every single topic in Science is challenging. However this online tool allows students to take their learning/revision into their own hands, and catch up on what they missed or want to go over independently. This really helped, and 100% of the class got A*- C !!Read More…
Bishop Thomas Grant
The massive improvement in the school’s GCSE Science results can be attributed, in part, to this online resource… The percentage of A*-C grades in Additional Science increased by 31% to 92%. I believe that my-GCSEscience has had a huge part to play in this success and would recommend it to every Head of Science.Read More…