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.
Tests and Notifications to help you keep up your studies. We’ll remind you to come back and continue testing yourself – remember practicing regularly makes it easier to remember important information.
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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We’ve made a few changes to get you set up for the Autumn term
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.
It’s a pretty good app but...
It’s a pretty good app but I have encountered myself with a lot of loading errors, so I had to close the app and try again, I’ve also found myself trying to get access to Higher Business Management but it doesn’t seem like it’s in the app because I know for sure that it is in the website - it’s a shame that the app doesn’t have as much information as the official website itself, this kind of makes me feel as if I’m not learning everything that my teachers expect me to, specially at times like this one's. Besides the down side of the app, there are other things I really appreciate like the flash card section, which is unfortunately only available for specific subjects, but everything else is really good.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for taking the time to send us some feedback. Just to let you know, we've now added Higher Business Management alongside Higher Art and Design, Physical Education and Spanish. We hope you'll now have much more now to help you with your studies. Unfortunately we don't have flashcards got all of our available subjects as yet but you'll now be able to access the same content from the Bitesize website via the app!
The Bitesize App Team
Good app but can be glitchy
The app is good due to it having most of the subjects however I don’t seem to find a GCSE sociology section while looking Wales or English GCSE subjects in the app but is on the website . This isn’t as big of a deal but I do need it for some help on the go before I do tests and such .
The app itself is good and is quite detailed however my loading screen glitches out a lot and I had to refill out my exam board and my subjects then it just does it again . I’ve re-downloaded it many times and it sometimes doesn’t work but it sometimes does . Depends weather it likes me that day or not lol .
Anyway , good app for revision since there is quite a lot of detail in both flash cards and the whole textbooks type-esk and I’ll recommend it
Developer Response ,
Hi there! Thanks for your review. We’re sorry to hear that you’ve been experiencing glitches when using our app on your iPhone. We've found and fixed an issue at our end which we think caused this. Can we invite you to try again and let us know what happens? If you could also send us details of your device and version of iOS that would be incredibly helpful. Thanks. The Bitesize App Team
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- BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
- 76.6 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
English, Gaelic, Irish, Welsh
- Age Rating
- © 2020 BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
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