As exam season looms, our nation’s youth are beginning to stockpile Haribo and ProPlus, as they prepare for the fortnight or so of epic all-nighters designed to leave them in the worst possible physical condition to tackle the papers that will shape the rest of their lives.
To ease the pressure a little, the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) which runs the exam system in bonnie Scotland has released a pair of apps that are aimed at helping students avoid the last minute cramming and caffeine drips that have become part and parcel of exam season.
The study plan app allows students to import their exam schedule directly on to their smartphone, thus allowing them to generate their very own personalised revision plan.
Also available is the electronic results service which will deliver exam results by text or email; it has been developed for that may not be at home when the results are delivered. Or perhaps to keep the postmen safe from potential physical harm, as over eager school leavers wrestle him for his information.
The smartphone has become the must have gadget for teenagers, as they look to combine all their social networking, entertainment and telephone needs. These two new apps which have been released by the SQA is a great example of how the smartphone is completely revolutionising the way we use our mobile phones, whether it will actually help is another matter, after all the smartphone does offer a number of distractions, so it may be a case of Angry Birds over arithmetic? Facebook over French?
The SQA however, are confident that these new apps will be nothing but beneficial to those students who download them. It is a fact that smartphones are here to stay and will play a massive part in all our lives in the years to come, so we may as well embrace their capabilities and make the most of the technology available to us.
Students who are looking to buy and sell mobile smartphones should start looking online at mobile phone recycling; it is here you can trade in all your old mobiles for cash. You can spend the cash raised on a brand-spanking new smartphone, oh and make sure you get yourself a see-through pencil case.