I was asked to review EdPlace and decided that Boo would benefit most as she is currently working towards her GCSEs. We’ve just seen this years students receive their results and next year it will be Boo’s turn. I want to help her to do as well as possible and EdPlace seems to be a great way of enhancing her journey towards better grades.
What is EdPlace?
EdPlace is a trusted program to assist learning from year 1 to GCSE including 11+. It offers lots of extra learning resources and revision options for exams. EdPlace was founded by Will Paterson who faced a lot of challenges at school because of his dyslexia. It’s whole purpose is to provide a learning space for pupils that will inspire them to do well and help them learn smarter.
EdPlace gives your child the help they need to get ahead in education. It encourages them to enjoy what they are learning and aim bigger. It matches what the child is learning at school at whatever stage they are at. EdPlace also builds up your child’s confidence in their abilities.
EdPlace is also a useful tool if you are thinking of Home educating your child. I will be doing this with the Little Man until we can find him a suitable school place.
What we Think Of Edplace
The parent dashboard is very detailed, it contains details of subscription, notifications and children subscribed. You can browse all the activities and assign them to your child. All Assignments your child has completed can be reviewed. You can even follow their progress with scores and see their rewards and badges.
For the child they can see what has been assigned to them. If the parent doesn’t have time activities are assigned according to the year and study group they are in. The child can request a reward off their parents for completing all their work and you can set it up so they can see how close they are to receiving it. Their dashboard also contains a selection of reward badges they can achieve and they can see their overall progress.
Each assignment comes with a detailed lesson and then questions to follow. Depending on the subject these can be short multiple choice answers or long detailed answers. All assignments are marked instantly with a teacher explanation. The assignments completed can be downloaded and kept for future reference if you wish to keep a record of how your child is doing. This is good for keeping a record of what your child has completed, or if you are a home educator who needs evidence that your child is learning academically.
EdPlace is for children of all ages to help them get ahead in their education, but I’m hoping that some regular work from my daughter will help her improve her GCSE grades which she will be taking next year. With EdPlace she can track her learning progress with insights on how exam ready she really is. She will get the help to identify gaps in her learning and EdPlace will make suggestions to improve them. The whole experience is tailored to the child’s level which helps them to build confidence.
The resources for EdPlace are created by teachers and aligned to teaching and exams.
I will be writing more about our experience with EdPlace throughout the school year.
Of course everyone is thinking of the cost of things these days. You can get up to five activities a month as a tester for free. It’s great to see if your child is happy with the program before paying for a full program. For an annual account for one child it is £99, renewable every year until you cancel, or you can pay £15 per month. A family account is useful if you have more than one child. It costs £165 a year or £25 per month. Each child will have their own individual dashboard with work assigned to them at their level of education.
So what do you think? Does it sound like something your child might find useful? You can always have a free account to try it out. Let me know if you give it a go.
I am affiliate for EdPlace and have an account gifted in return for my promotion. I promise to keep all my reviews and comments honest as we work our way through this academic year. You can view my disclosure policy here.