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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To give you the best experience, this app tracks your selected nation, language, subjects and exam specifications to provide you with customised revision content. The app uses technologies similar to performance cookies. The BBC uses these for internal purposes to analyse and improve the app and its content. You can choose to opt out of this from the in-app settings menu.
Click on the “App Support” link below to find out more.
You can now choose from flashcards, guides and tests to help you revise. You can also track your progress and see what to practise next.
Ratings and Reviews
A Year 10 student here from a top grammar school ( not to brag hehe ). The only problem I have with the app is that there just isn’t enough detail when compared to the website itself. I downloaded the app to get a more enjoyable experience with a polished interface that couldn’t be created on a website, however I came to an unpleasant surprise when the lack of notes were there. I get it about the whole condense important stuff, but... especially for subjects like RS/RE you really need to pack in the points and drench them in quotes. Also, I don’t know if my school just does this, but we have a ‘themes’ paper, and that whole subject isn’t even on there. So... you know.
My main issue is the detail, maybe just import all the info from the website to the app, people only download the app for the interface, that shouldn’t be a reason to cut down on imports quotes... and also add more questions in the quiz.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback. We are keen to keep improving our Bitesize app and its accessibility in order to make the content as useful as it can be, and user feedback helps us to achieve this.
I will certainly hand your suggestion across to the development team who can take your comments into consideration when discussing future developments of the app. Unfortunately, I cannot put a timescale on this, but I hope that in the meantime you continue to use and enjoy our educational resources.
Really helpful app
I’m a year 10 student at a public school, I have been using the app for about a week now and it has really helped me make revision notes and cue cards in preparation for my GCSEs. So far it has helped with notes for Romeo & Juliet, it has really been beneficial for making character profiles and analysis’. The only thing I recommend to improve would be the section for maths, it could be more practice questions and less notes. Overall good app
Potential of being really useful
This app has options which I have not seen on an education app.
The user interface is fantastic and the fact that it calibrates to your own subjects and shows you what’s necessary is unparalleled by any other education app. But however, there is a massive problem. As soon as I have done all of this, ready to start my revision, it continuously keeps saying “Sorry not responding” and honestly it is irritating when you’re trying to get some revision done. And on the off chance you do get it to load, when going onto the next page it simply doesn’t load it and you see that annoying message “Sorry not responding”. Ruined my productive mood and hasn’t helped at all.
- BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
- 76 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Gaelic, Irish, Welsh
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.