The Student Room is the UK’s biggest student forum with free online tools to help you learn and boost your grades.


The Student Room is an online forum specifically for students, you can get tips on revision or help in working out how to find your perfect university place. There are discussions on so many different topics and you can ask questions for anything you need help with.

They have over 10 million users each month and over 240,000 posts a month too. 

There’s not just help with education, there are forums for relationship and health advice as well as careers and finance. Providing you are aged between 14 & 24 and are a student in the UK, this site is aimed at you!
Check out the A-Level forums where there are over 180,000 resources available across all the major exam boards including AQA, Edexcel, OCR & WJEC that covers all of the below subject areas:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Civilization
  • Computing
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Language & Literature
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science/Studies
  • Ethics
  • French
  • Geography
  • Government & Politics
  • Health & Social Care
  • History
  • ICT
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Freedom helps you reclaim focus and productivity.


News, social media, shopping, videos…​these apps and websites are engineered to monopolize your time and attention. With Freedom, you can easily turn off the distractions that harm your productivity and wellbeing. Freedom gives you control.

If you need to focus on your work, break a habit, or simply improve your relationship with technology, Freedom can help. By blocking distracting websites and apps, you’ll be more focused and productive. You’ll develop healthier, more intentional digital habits, that give you control over your time and attention.

Freedom is used by millions of people each day and includes companies like Google, Apple & Microsoft as well as MIT and Harvard Universities as their customers.


Why do I need to block apps or the internet?

You lose 23 minutes each time

Studies show that every time you check email, a social feed, or respond to a notification, your mind requires 23 minutes of re-focus time to get back on task

Multitasking is 40% less productive

While we may feel incredibly productive jumping around putting out a lot of fires, we’re actually 40% less productive when multitasking. This links back to re-focus time too.

Willpower is a finite resource

Ignoring distractions takes effort that results in a temporary depletion of willpower. While we try to ignore it, the digital world is designed to win the battle.

Distractions are habit-forming

It’s easy to say “just turn it off” or “just quit it”, but research shows that it’s not easy to do. Our brains crave the rewards triggered by our digital distractions.


Free Features

Block Websites

Whether it’s Facebook, BBC News, or YouTube, block an unlimited number of distracting websites so you can focus on what matters.

Block Apps

Spending too much time on apps? Freedom lets you block time-wasting apps—from email clients to your favourite addicting games.

Block the Internet

When you need a break or a focus boost, block the whole internet with the click of a button. Save yourself from any distraction.

Block All Except

Create custom whitelists. Block all websites except for the ones you need to access. Keep access to websites you use for research for example.

Additional Browser Extensions

Freedom have built a number of free browser extensions that complement the main app. These extensions are currently supported on Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera. You can find the links to these extensions at the bottom of their downloads page.

Pause

Pause challenges you to momentarily pause and reflect before visiting a distracting website.

Limit

Limit allows you to limit your time spent on distracting websites.

Insight

Insight shows you where you are spending your time online.

FlippedLaw is your complete guide to A Level Law and includes resources written by experienced, successful law teachers and examiners.

It covers Contract Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights, Tort Law, Law Making, the English Legal System and the Concepts of Law.

It is a paid for subscription but whilst at Barton Peveril, you can log in and use it for free, just speak to the Library for a username and password.

Any.Do is an award-winning app used by millions of people to stay organized and get more done.



Any.do helps you organize your life by creating a to do list then setting reminders to keep you on track, you can also use this same system for lists such as shopping lists. It’s free!

The beauty of Any.do is that it can be used on a huge range of devices including your Apple Watch or Amazon Alexa devices, it also integrates with Siri for Apple users too. Plus for Android users, it works on any Wear OS smartwatch and support for Google Home devices is currently being worked on.

Integral Maths host a comprehensive collection of maths resources covering AS/A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, Core Maths & more.

It is a paid subscription that we have a username and password for, you can use this as long as you are a student at Barton Peveril. You can find the username and password at BPMaths.com

Have a look at their video below giving a quick run-through of the Integral system and how it can benefit you.

Socratic is a Google app where you can simply take a photo of a problem and get an instant explanation and step-by-step solutions.



It’s easy to give it a try, download the app and take a photo of one of the questions below:

SCIENCE

How long will it take a 1500 W motor to lift a 300 kg piano to a sixth-story window 20 m above?

What are the differences between active and passive transport?

In the reaction of lead nitrate with magnesium chloride, what is the spectator ion?

An electric device delivers a current of 5.0 A for 10 seconds. How many electrons flow through this device?

MATH

√3x−13=5

−12x+9y=73x−4y=2

State the possible rational zeros for the function f(x)=3×3+11×2+5x−3

Find the distance between points ( -3 , 7 ) and ( 4 , 1 ).

LITERATURE

What does the green light symbolize at the end of the book?

Who is Anne Hutchinson? How does Hawthorne feel about her?

Why does Elisa begin to trust the stranger and invite him into her garden?

What does Crusoe’s second trip to Guinea reveal about his character?

HISTORY

What was one purpose of the Marshall Plan of 1948?

Who was Elizabeth Cady Stanton?

Why was 1968 a year of turmoil in US history?

What part did Washington play in the French and Indian War?

Brainscape is a flashcard or ‘smart notecards’ app that has been built on the back of cognitive science to you DOULBE your learning speed.



StudyBlue is the largest crowdsourced study library with over 400 million flashcards and study guides.



Flashcards are simple, mastering how to use them though is something else.

SoloLearn provides free, fun, effective methods for learning to code. You can learn on the web or on one of their many apps.



SoloLearn is a platform built so anyone can learn to code, in any of the most popular programming languages.

It’s free but as most apps do there is a paid for subscription option available if you want to unlock some extra features.

Seneca is an online learning platform that hosts thousands of courses based on exam board spec. Classes are fun and engaging, specifically tailored to help all students boost their learning and then, their grades.

Have a look at a couple of short clips of the type of content Seneca provide: