This is a simple, but highly effective app which has achieved 5 stars in our Certification.
If you’re studying or teaching GCSE Geography, this is a great supplement to your existing study tools. The homepage has 2 tabs; ‘Questions’ and ‘Past Papers’. The Questions are split into the 13 main subject areas for the AQA, Edexcel and OCR syllabuses.
When you click on a subject area you go on to do a 10 question multiple choice test. Each question has 4 possible answers and when you complete a question, an explanation of the correct answer appears on the screen. When you get to the end of the section, you get a percentage score, which you can quickly share via social media (assuming you got a good score!).
A great feature of the app is that all of your test scores are saved for each subject, and are shown in an easily digestible graph. If you want to reset any of this saved history you can, which is also handy.
Splitting the multiple choice questions into categories is great as it’s much easier to focus on a small area at a time. All of the questions are varied – We never got the same question twice in a test, but also there are variations of the same questions, which really helps to reinforce learning. Another small touch that we liked, was that when you get an answer wrong, the correct answer doesn’t immediately show. You still have to choose between the remaining choices until you get it right. Again this increases learning potential as when you get a question wrong once, you’re then forced again to think of the correct answer.
The ‘Past Exam Papers’ section has past papers for all syllabuses dating back to 2010. This is a great feature which allows you to put your hard work into practice. The feature that sets this app apart is the fact that the past papers also have answers. This is something a lot of institutions fail to provide, and there is really no better way to study than to have access to correct past paper answers. It’s also something that we’ve not seen in a learning app to date, and is a massive progression, so ‘hats off’ to Revision Buddies for this.
The design of the app is fairly simple, but we liked that, as its intuitive design doesn’t overcomplicate things and keeps the focus on learning. We think this app is leading the way in the next generation of study tools. The next step would be to allow students to log-in so that a teacher could set homework and track their progress. That being said, as it is, this app is a great study tool and we would thoroughly recommend it.
From the Developer
Welcome to the Revision Buddies Geography A GCSE Revision App!
We have striven to deliver an app to provide for the requirements of the Edexcel, AQA and OCR Geography A GCSE syllabuses in order to bring you the most comprehensive self-assessment app available. Test your knowledge on the move with over 1500 questions, using diagrams and images to enhance your understanding and learning.
Using our Multiple Choice Questions – all with detailed explanations, you can monitor your progress using our self-assessment graphs as well as by competing against your friends using Facebook and twitter!
Want to go one step further? We provide direct access to past papers so that you don’t have to waste your valuable revision time finding them.
The app is split into Human and Physical Geography sections, as detailed below. Each Section has free topics, you can then tailor the app to suit your needs by buying additional content that is applicable to you.
- Ice and Glaciers
- Tectonics and related hazards
- Rocks and resources
- Weather and climate change
- Recycling and Waste
- Settlements/Rural and Urban environments
- Development gap
For more detail on the content of each topic please see our website: www.revisionbuddies.com
Our author, Scott Williams, is passionate about the subject and has been Head of Geography at an 11-18 comprehensive school based in the Midlands for 3 years. As well as his day to day teaching, he has also moderated exams for AQA. We have worked meticulously to ensure that the content of this app is engaging and true to the requirements across the OCR, Edexcel and AQA exam boards.