7 subject based revision apps to get you through exams

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 the revision method is just not working, then try a few of these for change. 


Collins has 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, practise, progress and get top exam results. Each app focuses on a different GCSE Maths topic, covering Numbers, Statistics, Geometry and Algebra.


In my day, CGP 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 for 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

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.


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 offers a number of science GCSE and A-level apps all for free!


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. 


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