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5 Best Key Stage 3 Apps

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.

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. 

The application 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.

IXL Math

( 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.

BBC Bitesize - Revision

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

BBC Bitesize 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.


( 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 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. 

KS3 Maths Bash

( iPhone, iPad )

KS3 Maths Bash is specifically tailored for Secondary students ages 11-14 in the UK it has been featured on Tablets for Schools as part of the recommended apps for this pupils. 

Math Bash is a range of applications where students can practice their maths skills in a fun way. Maths Bash is written specifically for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPads.