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Q REVision

Q REVision was sold by Paddy Software as an education revision aid for 'O' level courses

This is a core program which will load in data for any revision subject.

Physics was initially available, with Physics, Chemistry and History soon following. By December 1985, there were 4 modules in total:

  • Physics (Q-PHYS) was advertised as containing 89K of raw data in 80 files.
  • Chemistry (Q-CHEM) said to cover most of all syllabuses
  • History (Q-HIST) covered subjects including Disraeli, the Eastern Question (1874-8), Liberals (1904-14), Salisbury, Parliamentary Reform, Clash with the Lords, Women and the Vote, Trade Unions, and WWI (Western Front, Causes, at Sea, against Turkey and at Home), spread across 111 files.
  • French Verbs (Q-VERB) - covering regular, irregular, reflexive verbs. It includes a special line editor which allows accents to be added/changed/removed on screen as you type. Verbs, tenses and persons can each be selected by the user or generated randomly.

The program forces students to revise in a structured manner, by allowing them to zoom in on a particular section of the course.

The program was also supplied with machine code extensions for SuperBASIC giving file handling, screen access and display procedures (presumably used in the QREV program)


Title: Q REVision
Language: Unknown
Author: Unknown
Publisher: Paddy Software
Year of Publication: 1985
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators
Commercial Status: Commercial
Price as at July 1985: £12 for QREV plus one subject - each additional subject, £7 (Q-Verb cost £8)
Reviews: Unknown
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Unknown

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