With GCSEs and A-levels looming there are plenty of apps to help with your revision and test your knowledge in your subjects. You might be more attuned to paper notes, but if you are on the go or revision method is just not working, then try a few of these for size.
Collins have a number of revision apps for GCSE maths available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices. The apps will help you identify trouble areas and suggest further studies, and are full of video tutorials and real-life examples to help you revise and practise, progress and get top exam results. Each app focuses on a different GCSE Maths topic, covering Number, Statistics, Geometry and Algebra.
In my day, CPG produced colourful GCSE revision guides but nowadays they have branched out into apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. They cost £1.49 each and are available in the science subjects with over 500 multiple-choice questions to test you on all the facts you’ll need to know. You can choose from the AQA, Edexcel, OCR Gateway and OCR 21st Century exam boards, track your progress and sneak in a bit of cheeky revision on the go with one of their quick-fire games.
Revision Buddies are a series of GCSE revision apps full of thousands of questions and detailed explanations that have been written by teachers to guide you to the most relevant facts that you need to know for your exams. They make revision engaging, interactive and fun with thousands of multiple-choice questions split into each topic of the relevant syllabus. Each question also has an in-depth explanation, providing an opportunity to consolidate knowledge and further understanding and identify gaps in your knowledge. The app is available for the sciences, history, geography, RE, French and maths and costs £2.99 each or £14.99 for the whole bundle.
Gojimo offers a stylish way to help you pass your exams covering GCSEs, A-Levels, the IB, iGCSEs and more. The app has over 160,000 free revision quiz questions on English, maths, biology, chemistry, physics, history, geography and more. You can test your knowledge with their revision quiz questions and then check your answer against a detailed explanation. Quizzes can be between five and 25 questions long, so you can approach your revision in bitesize chunks. If you get stuck on maths or science while revising or want to check your understanding of a topic you can get support via instant messaging with a Gojimo Tutor available 24/7, 365 days a year.
iEducation Solutions have a series of apps for A-level maths concentrating on the Edexcel and OCR syllabi. Each app covers the essential topics for the module, presenting them in short video tutorials and explained in a clear mathematical style so as you can progress quickly and smoothly through the topics. There are further supplementary exercises and worked solutions from past papers for you to try, essential to improving your grade. You can pause, rewind, play again and again and learn at your own pace.
Dr P AS Chemistry
Dr P AS Chemistry is an exam-focused interactive tool to help you learn definitions of scientific words and phrases. All A-Level exam boards are covered and the definitions cover the precision that examiners look for when asking you to define or explain scientific terms.
Madebyeducators is a London-based educational app development project which grew from a mother/ teacher seeing the potential of 'smart' devices to allow all children to access learning opportunities. They combine learning and gaming with an understanding of educational psychology, and work with experienced subject specialists testing within schools. They have apps for a number of A-level and GCSE subjects.
LearnersBox offer a number of science GCSE and A-level apps all for free!
Revision App is packed with Revision Guides, Tutor Videos & Interative Practice Tests for GCSEs and A-levels in a multitude of subjects. They use fun, animated videos and revision content made by teachers.
Duolingo is a popular app for people of all ages to help with language and vocab learning quoted as being "the most productive means of procrastination I’ve ever discovered" by Slate magazine. You can have fun while you learn and compete with your friends.