The BBC Bitesize – revision app is just the app for you if you’re 14-16 and studying for your GCSEs, TGAU, Nationals or Highers. It’s not intended to be used by under-13s (if this is you, check out our website at bbc.com/education instead).
The app is available for smartphones and tablets and has the key information you need, broken down into brilliant bite-sized chunks, wherever and whenever you need it. It’s completely free and there are no in-app purchases.
It now includes Flashcards for the new 9-1 GCSEs in Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Sign in to set your subjects and exam board and you’ll only see the stuff that’s relevant to you.
Revision Guides give you on-the-go access to the usual Bitesize life-savers: packed with the information you need for exam success.
Flashcards come in decks. They’re a fast way to get the most important info into your head: with summaries, glossaries, videos, infographics, quizzes and quotes.
What’s in the app?
Just for you
The BBC Bitesize – revision app allows you to pick your subjects and exam board so that every time you use the app, you’ll only find the stuff you’re studying
Only got a few minutes? Use our Flashcards to refresh your memory. They come in lots of handy formats for you to swipe through:
- Summary: get to the most important bits fast with bullet point reminders
- Video: watch even the trickiest topics explained in simple clips
- Infographics: help the key facts stick in your head with visual cues
- Quizzes: test your knowledge and see what you need to brush up on
- Glossary: all the words you need to know at-a-glance
Get stuck in
If you’ve got a bit more time on your hands, you can access BBC Bitesize revision guides from the website, optimised for your mobile.
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Ratings and Reviews
This app is easier to use and has helpful tips and videos on how to revise and use time efficiently, however I do GCSE Spanish and it hasn’t come up on the subject options, but french and German are there. Also I take Hospitality and Catering, and that doesn’t come up either.
This app is really good for the core and some optional choices with many good features and I would recommend this to other students it is just the other optional subjects that isn’t there
A brilliant app for revision and notes and it presents what a good revision app should be, but the only annoying thing is the fact that you have to chose your exam board every time you enter the app, (for all subjects apart from religious studies) and there is no clear way to track progress in the ‘Test Yourself’ quizzes. I believe that the tracking ability could be improved for all subjects, just so that you know where you may be struggling.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for leaving a review. Nearly all of the app subjects have an exam board filter which allows you to quickly find the revision resource you need. Is the problem you're having with all your subjects or just with a select few? the tracking ability is something that we are looking into to help students with their revision. This does not immediately help, I know, but I'm glad to say we are continuously looking into better ways to help. Thanks once again.
Good but stuff missing
Hi, year 10 student speaking. This app is a really good premise but I just wish it functioned better...
- Everytime I go onto the app the subjects have reset onto what I had last year, meaning I constantly have to edit my options
- As well as this, it says you only have to choose the exam board once but I have to choose it everytime I reopen the app :(
A few suggestions for improvements:
- Label the units. For example I do OCR gateway sciences and they use a labelling system (e.g. C3.2) for organising the topics and sub-topics. Something like this would make finding the relative resources a lot easier.
- Add more subjects: I do GCSE Economics and there is only a GCSE business option, which is a tad annoying
I hope you take this review into consideration as this app has the potential to be very brilliant.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for sending in your review of the Bitesize app. To answer your opening point, I gather that you used the app from being in Year 9 as you say you are in Year 10 and said that the app resets itself to 'last year'. If this is the case I can say that because the app is purposed for those from year 10 and 11 - as stated in the app description - it thinks that you are in Year 11 because you set up your choices last year and are likely to be studying the same subjects. However, I think it may be a good idea to remove and reinstall the app. Also, check and see if the same problem occurs when accessing through a desktop.
Labelling the units as you know them may confuse other users who may associate endothermic and exothermic reactions with the topic chemical reactions rather than C3.2. We do coordinate with subject specialists to ensure that the study guides are accessible and understood across all exam boards.
To answer your final point, we found through research that Economics GCSE was not as popular or in as much need for resources as other subjects. This most likely does not help you now, but I hope that it gives you some clarity on how we decide and carry out processes in Bitesize.
I really appreciate your honest review and I hope that you continue to use Bitesize. Thanks again.
- BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
- 73.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Gaelic, Irish, Welsh
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.