Best Key Stage 3 Apps

Best Key Stage 3 Apps

Key Stage 3 is a part of the National Curriculum. If you are a parent with a child in Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) you will be tasked with the challenging job of maintaining your child is making the most out of their revision time. Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) are the first years of secondary school whereby subjects are taught to children to prepare them for their GCSEs. 

Educational App Store offers a wide range of English and Maths apps for Key Stage 3. All the apps listed below are mapped to the National Curriculum and provide exciting and engaging learning materials for pupils of all learning styles and abilities. We've picked the best Key Stage 3 apps (iPhone, iPad and Android) aimed at secondary school children from Year 7 to Year 9.


1. EdPlace

EdPlace - 5 star rating

(Android, iPhone, iPad)

EdPlace: English, Maths & Science worksheets application is a unique app designed specifically for parents to assist their child’s learning. With 3000+ automatically marked and tracked worksheets the app provides a number of key features such as tracked progress reports, content based on performance and a reward system. 

This Key Stage 3 app has been created by qualified teachers and is 100% aligned with the UK National Curriculum. The app focuses specifically on English, Maths and Science and is suitable for Year 7 to Year 9.

EdPlace covers various topics in English such as Grammar, Poetry, Punctuation and so on. For Year 7 to Year 9 Science, the app covers topics such as Animals, Cells, Electricity, Chemical Reactions, Metals, Nutrition and so on. For Year 7 to Year 9 Maths, the app covers topics such as Algebra, Geometry, Statistics and so on.

Devices: Android, iPhone and iPad

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IXL Math

2. IXL Math

IXL Math - 5 star rating

(Android, iPhone, iPad)

IXL covers the comprehensive KS3 Curriculum that not only provides a unique immersive learning experience but also boosts motivation through online awards, stickers and certificates for each subject. This added motivation is one of the things that keeps students engaged and seeing results. A variety of skills in Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Spanish are all available for mastery.

All of IXL's dynamic maths and English skills are aligned to national curriculum, making it easy to achieve curriculum mastery. IXL identifies your child’s areas for growth, and recommends skills that will accelerate their progress.

Devices: Android, iPhone and iPad

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BBC Bitesize

3. BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize - 5 star rating

(Android, iPhone, iPad)

BBC Bitesize Key Stage 3 app has a range of starting secondary school resources offering support and information about all aspects of secondary school life for parents and children.

BBC Bitesize has thousands of Maths, English, Science and Geography topics and questions for you to learn and understand the concepts.

Devices: Android, iPhone and iPad

Download BBC Bitesize


4. DoodleMaths

DoodleMaths - 5 star rating

(Android, iPhone, iPad)

DoodleLearning offer four digital learning programmes for Key Stage 3 students: DoodleMaths, DoodleEnglish, DoodleTables and DoodleSpell. Created by teachers, for teachers, they’re designed to boost confidence and ability in maths and English. 

Staff can instantly set work in any area of the curriculum for use as a pre-teaching, consolidation, intervention or homework tool, reducing their workload. Doodle automatically marks work and highlights each pupil’s learning gaps in an online hub, making it easy to offer additional support where needed.

Devices: Android, iPhone and iPad


Cosmic Watch

5. Cosmic Watch

Cosmic Watch - 5 star rating

(Android, iPhone, iPad)

Cosmic Watch is a science app that uses mesmerising and realistic 3D graphics to help illustrate the relative positions and movements of a variety of components in Space. This app is aimed at KS3 and is all about the key components of the Solar System and how they formed.

The app exemplifies the views of the earth, sun, planets and more, all in real time. Cosmic Watch also allows users to manipulate the position of these celestial bodies, create and personalise their view points and caters each experience to the individual to help them gain insight into the ever-changing nature of the universe.

This Key Stage 3 app allows users to understand and visualise concepts which are hard to comprehend from a theoretical standpoint. The app’s ability to provide a ‘sky view’, for users to see the positions of larger stars and celestial bodies from their own location is a fantastic and unique adaptation. This app has a large variety of options to individualise the user experience, resulting in endless opportunities for exploration. 

Devices: Android, iPhone and iPad

Download Cosmic-Watch

Queen's Beasts

6. Queen's Beasts


(Android, iPhone, iPad)

Queen's Beasts is a history app for KS3 students structured around the heraldry and lineage of Britain's current monarch.  It is useful for general interest or as a reference for history students. 

Queens Beast's app builds its content around the 10 heraldic statues commissioned at the beginning of Queen Elizabeth II's reign. Each one has a meaning within the Queen's ancestry and so together they are an original and useful way of representing one aspect of the history of Britain.

Devices: Android, iPhone and iPad

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