Tassomai- Sherburn High

A project by: Jill Pounder



from 4 donors

This project received pledges on Sat 06 Jul 2019
Help GCSE science students improve grades. Help teachers track progress, plan lessons.


Number of students that will benefit: 145-290

Age of students: 14-16

Percentage of Pupil Premium students: 6.3%    


Our school

Sherburn High School   - Achievement for all

Sherburn High School is situated in an attractive position on the western fringes of the village of Sherburn in Elmet, which lies between Leeds and York. We are a thriving school community that is big enough to deliver, but small enough to care. The school aims to create and maintain a happy and purposeful working atmosphere through good quality relationships between students, staff, parents, governors and the community at large.

What do we want?

We want Tassomai as it helps students studying GCSE science and KS3 English, maths and science to improve their grades and understanding, while also saving teachers time and helping them to easily understand students’ strengths and weaknesses.

Students using Tassomai learn and revise online, through multiple choice micro-quizzes, which work like flashcards. These reinforce knowledge through techniques like targeted repetition, interleaving and spacing. 

Tassomai's unique algorithm adapts content for each user, setting daily goals and organising learning to ensure students cover the right material in time for their exams. It's easy to answer quiz questions on a computer or on Tassomai's mobile app which means students can use the program where and when they want.

While students learn, teachers receive live data feedback, meaning they can see how many questions students are answering and how well they're understanding the content. Because it's all done online, teachers save time on marking, and Tassomai's teacher dashboard lets them easily identify topics where classes or individual students need more support.

All of Tassomai’s content is written by graduates and teachers in that subject, it is subject and exam board specific, and every topic and theme is directly matched to part of the specification.

For more information, visit the Tassomai website here.

Who is this for?

Tassomai is suitable for students from 13 to 16 years old preparing for GCSE science, and for students from 11 to 13 years old studying KS3 English, maths and science. We are planning to use it with our Y11 and hopefully our Y10 students.

Why do we want it?

We want Tassomai because it:Spreads learning to avoid stressful crammingHelps teachers track progress and easily identify strengths and weaknessesSaves teachers time by cutting down on admin and markingEncourages independent and flipped learningHelps students get better GCSE science grades

I’m sure you can see why we believe the young people of Sherburn deserve access to this software which will make such a difference to their futures. We’d like you to be a part of ensuring this happens… and here’s how:

A £13.50 donation would give 1 student access to the Tassomai app for 1 year.

A £400 donation would give a science class access to the Tassomai app for 1 year.

A £2,025 donation would give an entire year group access to the Tassomai app for 1 year.


Year group access to the Tassomai app for 1 year = £2,025

Sub total = £2,025 (Inc VAT* & delivery) 

+3% payment processing fees (charged by the payment provider)

Grand Total = £2,086


If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would also like to buy Tassomai for both our Y11 and Y10 students.


Please do donate, but if you can't donate right now you can help us in other ways! Share this project with anyone you think would support us. Share the link at the top of the page on Twitter, Facebook, email, your website, blog, mention us in a phone call or even just a chat over the fence! Please support us and help make a difference to our students.

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