NINETEENTH Century England is designed as a revision aid for secondary level learning, a function which it fulfils admirably. The program LOADs in eight sections, each of which treats a separate aspect of the nineteenth century in England. Headings include The age of Palmerston, Empire and foreign policy, and England 1866-1885, among others. Each section contains a series of questions and answers which can be viewed together as revision material, or used as a timed or untimed test.
Unlike a book, there is no instant reference facility but, also unlike a book, there is scope for repeated testing of a student.
The program is aimed directly at those studying for examinations. Computer owners wishing to gain a clear picture of the nineteenth century would be well-advised to look elsewhere. Likewise, those who have passed secondary standard will find the program, like many other revision aids, most interesting for the way in which it highlights the merits and deficiencies of the examination system with which it deals.
Ideal for schools and useful for students, Nineteenth Century England is produced for the 48K Spectrum by Sussex Software, Townsend, Poulshot, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 1SD.