Useful Links

Useful Links

Revision Apps

AnkiDroid

AnkiDroid lets you learn flashcards very efficiently by showing them just before you would forget. It is fully compatible with the spaced repetition software Anki (including synchronization), which is available for Windows/Mac/Linux/ChromeOS.

Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it's a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn.

Anyone who needs to remember things in their daily life can benefit from Anki. Since it is content-agnostic and supports images, audio, videos and scientific markup (via LaTeX), the possibilities are endless.

The Mindset

This week the BBC have launched a new element in their suite of revision resources for students. The ‘Mindset’ page offers excellent advice for young people on how to manage exam stress and get the best from themselves in their exams.

PiXLit

The PiXLit app is an online assessment system that identifies your strengths and areas to develop with 16 different texts. Strengthen your understanding of selected texts by engaging in a range of interactive activities that revolve around character learning, quotation learning, events and happenings, and terminology. 

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service app is free to download and provides learning and work related information, including an interactive careers toolkit to help you to develop a CV, search for work, prepare for an interview and more. There’s also a job profile section with information about specific job roles, what they involve, the qualifications you’ll need and where to look for vacancies. (Source - App store) 

Elevate

Elevate was selected by Apple as App of the Year! Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with a personalised training program that adjusts over time to maximise results. (Source - App Store)

Evernote

Let Evernote change the way you organise your personal and professional projects. Dive in: take notes, create to-do lists, and save things you find online into Evernote. We’ll sync everything between your phone, tablet, and computer automatically. “Use Evernote as the place you put everything… Don’t ask yourself which device it’s on—it’s in Evernote” – The New York Times (Source - App store)

Dropbox  

Dropbox is the place for your photos, docs, videos, and other files. Files you keep in Dropbox are safely backed up and you can get to them from all your devices. It’s easy to send large files to anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account. Features: • Access your files on any device, even if you’re offline • Create and edit Microsoft Office files from your iPhone or iPad • Share links to your largest files without using email attachments (Source - App Store) 

Plotr

Free, actually useful, properly exciting careers advice for 11-24 year olds. Play the online game and discover your future! The official Plotr app for iPhone and iPad offers free careers advice for a new generation. Every month (or fortnight, if you're on an iPhone) you'll discover exciting ways to help you explore a whole range of career choices and find the things that you love. Where else could you get careers advice from the creator of Facebook or discover what YouTube superstars would have done if they weren't YouTube superstars?! (Source - iTunes). 

My Fitness Pal

The PE department have used My Fitness Pal, a food tracker, in their GCSE PE lessons. It’s great for tracking calorie intake and monitoring your diet. Students used this to support their 'Dietary Intake and Performance' unit and produced charts and graphs to illustrate what macro and micro nutrients they consumed on a typical day.

BBC Bitesize

The BBC Bitesize app has everything students need to get revising, wherever and whenever they need it. So, for all of our Year 10 students currently studying for their GCSEs, it’s just the app for them. All the key information they need is broken down into brilliant bite-sized chunks.  Students can sign in to set their subjects and exam boards and then they’ll only see the content that’s relevant.

Revision Guides give students on-the-go access to the usual Bitesize life-savers: packed with the information they need for exam success. Then there are flashcards which come in decks for each of their topics. They’re a fast way to get the most important information remembered: with summaries, glossaries, videos, infographics, quizzes and quotations. If they’ve got a bit more time on their hands, students can access BBC Bitesize revision guides from the website, optimised for mobile devices.

Gojimo

Gojimo is a free revision app that covers every major subject at GCSE and A Level, all mapped to the main exam boards. There are over 160,000 free revision quiz questions so you can prepare for exams without breaking the bank. It's also useful for students in year 9 to begin their preparations for year 10 and a great addition to any mobile device. For more information and to download the app, visit the website http://www.gojimo.com 

IXL

IXL is designed for all year groups and is great for supporting students with their Maths work. There are 1000's of questions, all organised by skills needed in Year 1 all the way through to Year 13 and everything is linked to the national curriculum. Students get instant feedback that clearly explains the working out and why their answer was right or wrong. The questions can be accessed either via the website or by downloading the app, both are free. 

LitCharts

LitCharts is an app we are recommending to help our students with revision for English Literature, both in Year 9 when Of Mice and Men is studied and in Years 10 and 11. The app is free and it contains summaries, analysis and key quotations from the set texts our students study. Students can use the app to find a wealth of quotations, sortable by character, theme and chapter or scene, so they can quickly find exactly what they need!

Khan Academy

This app has a selection of free videos, tutorials and tasks about a variety of different subjects, including Maths, Science, Computing, History and Art.