Top GCSE & A Level Revision Apps

Nobody enjoys revision, it is quite possibly the last thing in the world most students want to do. But if you want to get a place on an amazing apprenticeship or school leaver scheme, you need to put the work in.

With exam season on the horizon, we’ve made a list of some helpful apps that will make revision more bearable for you.


Trello

Trello is a nifty little project management tool that you can use when you’re up to your eyeballs in revision. The best way you could use this free download is to create a new board for each topic that could come up in your exams, then make a card for each possible essay question that you could come up. It’s a simple way of building up a bank of essay plans.

Download on Android here.

Download on App Store here.



Forest: Stay Focused

YouTube binging is a real problem, one innocent film trailer can quickly turn into a four-hour marathon. If you want an app to help you put your phone down you’re going to want to check out Forest. Open the app whenever you sit down to revise and you’ll plant a tree, open your phone again while you’re meant to be revising… the tree dies. Don’t kill the trees.

Download on Android here.

Download on App Store here.


Quizlet


This is a great free download which allows you to make flashcards. You can use Quizlet in a few different ways, for example you can race against the clock in a game of match, test your memory with write mode or just use the classic learn mode.

Download on Android here.

Download on App Store here.


Todait

Productivity is key when you’re revising. Todait is a brilliant app designed to assist you in splitting everything you need to study over a specific time period. The app will even make changes to your schedule for you based on your progress!

Download on Android here.

Download on App Store here.


Headspace

Meditation might sound a bit naff at first, but it can help to calm your nerves and keep you focused during the busy exam period. Headspace is a free download that has a range of themed sessions to help you reduce stress, stay focused and put your mind at ease. If you’re suffering from pre-exam nerves, give meditation a go.


Download on Android here.

Download on App Store here.


MindMeister

Mind maps are a great way to revise. They’re fun to draw too. They let you organise lots of information into a clear and easy to digest format. MindMeister is a free download, and you can print off the maps and stick them on your wall, or save them all so you have a stockpile of revision notes.


Download on Android here.

Download on App Store here.



Sleep Cycle

A good sleeping pattern is key to getting good grades. Lack of sleep can turn the most civilised person into a creature. Sleep Cycle is a clever little app which will keep an eye on your sleeping habits so you can be in prime condition for a  productive revision session.


Download on Android here.

Download on App Store here.


Spotify

There’s nothing better than finding an awesome playlist to keep you concentrated while you’re revising.. Spotify is where all the best playlists are, if you haven’t already downloaded it… what are you playing at? Get on it!

Download on Android here.

Download on App Store here.


Gojimo

Practice questions are a great way to revise and Gojimo is the free app that provides you with access to over 40,000 practice questions for both GCSE and A Levels. This app has you covered across all major exam boards and pretty much every subject you can think of. This app is a must have if you have your exams coming up soon.


Download on Android here.

Download on App Store here.


Zombies, Run!

Exercise is key when you’re revising. Surprised? Surely going for a run means less time cramming knowledge into your brain? Apparently scientists have proven that exercise helps you to retain the knowledge you’ve been cramming. Zombies, Run! is a great app to make sure you’re getting exercise and it even has a thrilling story to go with it. What more do you want?

Download on Android here.

Download on App Store here.


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