GCSE History

Rating GCSE History - 5 out of 5 - Best Rating 5.0

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 12+

About GCSE History

This is a simple, but highly effective app which has achieved 5 stars in our Certification.

GCSE History Review

If you’re studying or teaching GCSE History, 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 15 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 help 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.

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Android, iPad, iPhone




Critical Thinking
Academic Relevance
Cognitive Development


In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - Yes - 3rd Party


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Download GCSE History

You can download GCSE History on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the GCSE History app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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