Let’s go with the evidence…

The evidence below, is one of many, that proves the effectiveness of quizzing

Dr Pooja Agarwal PHD and her colleagues studied the effects of retrieval practice (basically trying to remember to you and me) with students in a middle school social studies course (McDaniel, Agarwal, Huelser, McDermott, & Roediger, 2011). Over the course of a year and a half, while the teacher continued teaching as normal, students were regularly quizzed on the material with no-stakes quizzes, meaning they wouldn’t count against their grades. These quizzes only covered about one-third of what was being taught. The teacher left the room for every quiz, so she had no knowledge of what was included in the quizzes.

On end-of-unit exams, students scored a full grade level higher on the material from the quizzes than on any of the other material. The other concepts had been taught and reviewed by the teacher as they normally would; the only difference was that some things also appeared on the no-stakes quizzes, and those were the concepts students retained more fully when tested on the exam.

The very act of being quizzed actually helped students learn better.

Here’s what this means for teachers: When we teach something once, then want to do something else to help students learn it better, instead of just reviewing the content, we’re much better off giving something like a quiz instead. In other words, if we do more asking students to pull concepts out of their brains, rather than continually trying to put concepts in, students will actually learn those concepts better.

To read about other studies on retrieval practice, click here.

Source: The Cult of Pedagogy and Dr Pooja Agarwal

 

Quizzing is serious…

Quizzing, although we do everything we can to make it fun and enjoyable, its nothing but serious learning. As we say “proof is in the pudding” and you will see from your student, regular use of our platform will increase their grades and improve their better results. It is like anything, if you put the work in, you will see the results. However, what's excellent about quizzing and our platform, is that students need to put far less time in compared to more traditional methods of learning. This is something all students will love!

 

Our goal with GCSE’s…

Let’s face it, we may moan about teens, but this generation has more pressure on them then at any time in the past! And as parents and teachers, we want to do everything we can to make learning and passing GCSE’s that much easier.

  1. Our primary aim is to encourage learning and revision, especially for students who would normally shy away from it, or spend time procrastinating. A simple quiz and a playful app reduces this, if not removes that barrier all-together!

  2. We want to provide students and teachers with another way of learning and revising school subjects.

  3. Our quizzes and the contents on this website is here to support and complement classroom learning at home and away. Our quizzes are a tool, like any tool, used effectively, it can deliver great results!

  4. An important aspect of our platform is that it enables fast, and very efficient learning. Although we don’t encourage last minute revision, its great as a last-minute revision tool, and a great method to test your retention and learning.

  5. To give teachers, students, and parents a one-stop-shop for GCSE resources. GCSE’s have been around about 34 years, and its shocking that in the UK we don’t have site dedicated to GCSE’s. There are plenty of sites that cover aspects of GCSE’s and some GCSE subjects, but none that focus on GCSE’s!

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