Case studies

Read how other schools are using Educake

We’ve spoken to some teachers and heads of department who use Educake. Here you’ll find how their department uses Educake, how they got students and other teachers started, and what their IT setup is like.

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Beacon Academy, East Sussex

A split site, rural, mixed-comprehensive converter academy with approximately 1400 students.

Beacon Academy mainly uses Educake for:

  • Weekly homework of short answer questions to build knowledge
  • After school catch-up sessions
  • Revision tests before exams, set by teachers and students

“The biggest thing is that we’re not doing stupid ticks and crosses on short answer questions, so we have time (and energy) to mark essays and longer answers.”

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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, London

An 11-16 girls’ inner-city comprehensive school with approximately 900 students.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School mainly uses Educake for:

  • Weekly homework of short answer questions to build knowledge
  • After school catch-up sessions
  • Revision tests before exams, set by teachers and students

“The feedback function of Educake is one of the most powerful aspects. I remember one student commented on a question saying that she’d misread it. I replied saying that it’s very important to read the question carefully in the exams. It’s this kind of specific feedback that’s really easy to do in Educake.”

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Davenant Foundation School, Essex

An 11-18 mixed suburban comprehensive academy, with approximately 1200 students. About 10% of students are on Pupil Premium.

Davenant Foundation mainly uses Educake for:

  • Homework, usually at the end of a topic
  • In class work for low ability groups
  • Encouraging students to set revision

“I think it’s the simplicity and ease of use, and the breadth of content that makes Educake so good.”

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Allerton High School, Leeds

An 11-18 mixed suburban comprehensive maintained school, with approximately 1300 students.

Allerton High School mainly uses Educake for:

  • Recap and revision in class and for homework
  • End of topic tests

“Educake makes it easier for staff to identify areas of weakness and therefore focus intervention effectively.”

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Radley College, Oxfordshire

A boys’ independent boarding school for ages 13 to 18, with approximately 700 pupils.

Radley College mainly uses Educake for:

  • Homework
  • Early stage revision, for building knowledge

“Students are getting more valuable feedback – it is instant, specific to them, and no wasted time going over the ‘easy questions, more time on the more difficult ones.”

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Turves Green Girls’ School, Birmingham

An 11-16 suburban girls comprehensive schools with approximately 700 students.

Turves Green Girls’ School mainly uses Educake for:

  • Homework
  • Encouraging pupils to set their own questions

“Educake is particularly useful to highlight issues with a topic across a group – so it can be really interesting to reflect on questions with the class that lots of them have struggled with.”

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St Paul’s Catholic College, Burgess Hill

An 11-18 mixed school with approximately 1100 students.

St Paul’s Catholic College mainly uses Educake for:

  • Homework during the year
  • In-class revision before exams

“The three best things are the instant feedback for students, the ease of setting tests, and the help and customer support with quick responses to any queries.”

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Featherstone Academy, West Yorkshire

An 11-16 mixed comprehensive academy with approximately 330 students.

Featherstone Academy mainly uses Educake for:

  • Homework every fortnight or so
  • In-class work every fortnight, emphasising reflecting on their work rather than getting the answer right
  • Encouraging students to use progress reports to inform their revision

“OFSTED were in at the start of the year, and I was asked by the Chief Inspector to show evidence of progress in books. I showed him the Educake reports that we put in the books and asked the students to reflect on and he was really quite impressed.”