Technical update with minor content changes.
Ratings and Reviews
A comprehensive curriculum based app at last
I personally bought the full KS3 science app for my children after trying out the free year 7 review. What made the difference to me when I purchased was the fact that the app comprehensively matched the curriculum and that the format was excellent. This wasn't just another incomplete quiz type app or an electronic version of a past paper. My daughter certainly felt that there was value added by using the app after each lesson at school and it has meant that she no longer makes her own flash cards which were taking a huge amount of time to produce.
The full KS3 app really is amazingly cheap given everything it offers (3 years of content). As a parent, I have done quite a lot of research into educational software and our devices are used 80% of the time for education. Maybe if schools had a greater take up and promoted curriculum matching apps for their students (or more importantly to PARENTS) then there might be a good future for this type of software.
I have two children that attend a top grammar school and although teaching is great and students are bright I really feel that schools are missing a trick by not making the best use of Computer Based Training (CBT) or modern-day apps. The ability for a student to follow the curriculum at their own pace and feel like they are making progress all on their own is hugely important in my view. It also means that the parent doesn’t need to help much with the child’s revision. Every topic is mapped out exactly where it should be with help at the push of a button should an explanation be needed.
A small nice-to-have feature that was missing in my opinion would have been the ability to log a child's results against a user-id and to be able to synchronise these results between devices. These would be great additions but the true value is really the content provided in the same categories that the child studies at school
I feel that the apps represent huge value, are a huge time saver and I for one would pay more to have my children access this content.
This software is not another waste of time like a lot of the education apps out there. Parents and students alike need to start using tablets and phones as tools to help them progress rather than gadgets they fiddle with.
I would now like to see more CGSE apps for examining boards like AQA delivered.
From a teacher‘s point of view.
It would be better if you could move through the questions without answering so that he could see the questions
Developer Response ,
Hi Martin, thanks for your comment. I'm not sure I fully understand? Review isn't intended as a 'single-use' resource, and it's normal for students to repeatedly use a set of questions. Moving through the questions and getting them wrong doesn't count against you. Constant and instant feedback helps learning, in the way that a textbook can't. The app only records your best score, so students can repeat sets of questions until they get 100%. Review is as it is because, having used various versions of it with pupils myself in the last 20 years it has evolved into it's present, fairly full on, current state. Why not try using the free year 7 version with your own pupils, and see how they get on? Not every pupil is able or prepared to use it, but most, when they realise that it's not just a game but a serious learning tool, are only too happy to take advantage.
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Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.