Teenage entrepreneur develops free revision app

Written by: Emma Lee-Potter | Published:

An enterprising London teenager has developed his own free revision app after spotting a gap in the market.

Jonny Boone, a 17-year-old pupil at University College School in Hampstead, had always found revision “a long and tedious process”.

“It was easy to get distracted and I needed a whole suitcase of books just for the revision,” he said.

So he hit on the idea of creating a fun, high-quality app to help pupils across the country revise for their biology, chemistry and physics GCSEs. With the help of his family he found an app agency to help with the technical side. Jonny then led the project, working on it during his evenings, weekends and school holidays.

The app, Temple GCSE, can be used across the AQA, Edexcel and OCR exam boards and enables users to build a temple as they revise and complete mini-tests. It already has more than 1,500 users and this is likely to increase as the exam season gets into its stride.

Jonny, who is studying for A levels in physics, economics, maths and further maths, hopes to expand the app this summer and introduce subjects like English, ICT and geography. Teachers at his school are impressed with his achievements.

“Jonny has demonstrated great initiative and clarity of vision in identifying the need for this revision app, doing the necessary background work and then releasing the final product,” said Mark English, academic deputy head at University College School.

“His app is very impressive and timely given that we are just entering into exam season and I would urge all GCSE scientists to download Temple, if they have not done already. The best thing about it is that it is rooted in Jonny’s own experience of revision, which is a guarantee in itself of its quality and relevance.”

Visit www.templegcse.com


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