Welcome to your virtual GCSE classroom: Here’s how to make the most of your 14-day free trial

7th April 2021

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Welcome to Your Favourite Teacher – we’re so thrilled you’ve decided to give our online classroom a go. With your 14-day free trial, you’ve unlocked access to online GCSE English Language, English Literature, Maths and Science courses, way to go! 

Because there’s a lot of content in our virtual classroom, we thought we’d give you the down-low on how to make the most of your first 14-days.

Whether you’ve signed up for yourself or to support someone else with their GCSE exam prep, the below will guide you through where to go next. 

Ready to get started?

1. Watch our ‘How to get started’ video

First things first: if you’re completely new to Your Favourite Teacher, don’t worry – we’ve created this nifty little video to walk you through the platform step-by-step.

In our ‘How to get started’ video, you’ll learn:

  • How to access your Lesson Dashboard
  • Where to access your courses and pick a subject
  • Where to see the coins you’ve collected
  • How to change your avatar and keep track of your badges
  • Where to ask for support if you need it

Watch the video below or access it on the right-hand side of your Dashboard under ‘Tutorial.’ Hint: you can also access a platform walk-through here by clicking on ‘Read’.

Psst! If you liked the above, we’ve got a ‘How to’ playlist on our YouTube channel to teach you everything you need to know about Your Favourite Teacher.

Need more information?
No problem. We’ve put together in-depth guides that walk you through everything from logging in to completing a lesson and accessing your report. You can also find these, along with revision packs, in our support subject.

You can also download our Student User Guide below:

2. Complete your first course

Now that you know the ins and outs of the platform (go you!), it’s time to complete your very first course. In your Dashboard, click on ‘View All Courses’ to see all course materials.

With your free trial, you’ve got access to different subjects so you are free to choose which course you’d like to complete first.

Important: you’ll need to watch until the end of each lesson video to unlock the rest of the course content.

If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve picked out the following two for you:

  • Introductory course: English Language Reading Skills
    This course covers skim reading, scan reading, text organisation, dictionary skills and more. It’s suitable for Key Stage 3 students as well as GCSE students. Here’s what you’ll learn in this lesson:

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  • Intermediate course: Maths Transformations
    This course covers combinations, enlargements, rotations, vectors and more. It’s suitable for students studying for their GCSE qualifications. Here’s what you’ll learn in this lesson: 

Each course comes with a downloadable worksheets, and there are quizzes to help you test what you’ve learnt at the end of each lesson. You can take the quizzes as many times as you like to improve your score. 

3. Download your user report

Now that you’ve completed your first course, it’s time to download your user report. Your user report will give you an overview of your progress, including lessons completed, quizzes passed, coins collected and much more. This report updates in real-time and is a great way to stay on top of your progress.

You can even download it and take it to your teacher to show them what you’ve been working on as part of your home study.

You can access your report by clicking on ‘My Report’ on the left-hand side of your Dashboard.

And that’s it!
Congrats on making it this far – you’re now our newest Your Favourite Teacher Superstar. Remember if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us

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