Subjects

Our staff have compiled a list of the best online resources to enhance your learning. Enjoy!

All GCSE subjects 

Free revision app for all GCSE subjects http://www.gojimo.com/ 

Website for all subjects and levels – BBC Bitesizehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize 

Website for all subjects and levels- https://www.khanacademy.org/ 

Website for all subjects and levels – https://www.brainpop.com/ 

Website for most subjects- University of Manchester – https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/ 

Website with free resources for all subjects –https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/free-resources 

 

Art 

Free google online resource, massive amount of info on artist  https://artsandculture.google.com/ 

Free Victoria and Albert Museum specialises in art, design and photography – https://www.vam.ac.uk/collections?type=featured 

List of museums with interactive tours https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours 

Adobe Create magazine with how to videos  https://create.adobe.com/graphic-design/how-to.html

 

 

Business Studies

https://businesscasestudies.co.uk/  An excellent site for technology, economics or business studies pupils and teachers. Packed full of exceptional resources. 

 

Computer Science 

Free Youtube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/GeekGurlDiaries 

Free Youtube Channel  Mike like science –https://www.youtube.com/user/comaniddy 

Hour of code –  free online coding challenges – https://hourofcode.com/ca/learn  (Grade 6-8 = beginner and Grade 9+ for more advanced) 

Khan Academy – https://www.khanacademy.org/computing – tutorials on a range of programming and animation skills from beginner to advanced 

 

 Drama 

Free National Theatre full length plays every Thursday on Youtube  https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home 

https://www.willowsmusical.com/ – Wind in the Willows musical 

https://www.insider.com/best-broadway-shows-you-can-stream-for-free-online-coronavirus-2020-3#kinky-boots-5 – Broadway shows you can stream – free 7 day trial 

 

Design 

http://www.instructables.com/  Excellent Technology Site – a collaboration of creative minds putting their passions to work. 

https://www.stem.org.uk/audience/secondary-design – Thousands of free-to-access, quality-assured resources to support the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects 

http://wiki.dtonline.org/index.php/Main_Page  D&T Online aims to provide, free at the point of use, a substantive resource base generated by teachers and educationalists to support Design and Technology education. In addition, some sections will be equally relevant to science, mathematics and aspects of art and design. 

http://www.technologystudent.comnumerous information sheets and exercises to enhance the study, understanding and teaching of DESIGN and TECHNOLOGY. ENGINEERING is a major aspect of this website

https://design-technology.org/  The Design Technology Department has been created in order to provide free educational materials for schools from quizzes to mini projects. 

www.design-technology.info A host of ideas and information tips for pupils at Key Stage 3 and 4 

www.sda-uk.org     www.stepin.org  Excellent Sites promoting sustainable technology 

www.PaperToys.com A site dedicated to making paper / card models. Appears to be an interesting resource. 

www.robot.org.uk  A site listing suppliers of components for making robots and similar mechanisms. Lists of practical robot building books, magazines and CD ROMs. Resources for teachers, pupils, students and designers. 

http://designandtech.com  Has a range of information covering resistant materials to graphic products 

www.techitoutuk.com A technology site for pupils with over 600 internal and external links to other useful sites  

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/ Website with latest in world of design, art and photography

 

English/ Literacy 

https://www.sparknotes.com/ Great for revising most of the GCSE set texts and includes the “No Fear Shakespeare” section with a more modern interpretation side-by-side with Shakespeare’s original

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z3kw2hv The Key Stage 3 English part of the BBC’s education resources

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zr9d7ty English Language GCSE support

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zckw2hv English Literature GCSE support

https://theday.co.uk/ free daily newspaper for young people

Free Audio books  https://stories.audible.com/start-listen 

Cheap books for Kindle  https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/team-blog/2019/04/10-tricks-to-get-must-read-kindle-books-for-99p-or-free/ 

Revision guides and remote learning guides for GCSE English lit – Christmas Carol, Inspector Calls, MacBeth. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yj3cmj7t94ffjkg/AAAJBmAPhSz1UqUMEOLh2tTza?dl=0 

 

 

Food Technology

https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/  Food – a fact of life (FFL) is a comprehensive, progressive education programme which communicates up-to-date, evidence-based, consistent and accurate messages around ‘food’. FFL is managed by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), in partnership with the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). The programme is UK curriculum compliant and supports key ‘food’ qualifications; supports a range of learning styles and approaches; has oversight from four Education Working Groups who review work and help set future development. 

https://www.youtube.com/user/BritishNutrition/videos  – The British Nutrition foundation you tube channel provides educational materials including recipes and  information on the eatwell guide. 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/Website providing recipes.  

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/junior-bake-offJunior bake off. Will need to sign for a channel 4 account. 

https://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/educators/edu-resources/food-techHeart foundation food technology resources.  

http://www.helenhudspith.com/food.htmlA range of technology resources sheets and activities  

 

Geography 

Free GCSE geography resources https://www.internetgeography.net/ 

Map skills tutorials and quizzes  https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

Geography quizzes by subject  https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/geography/

Use the menu to find you tube clips and information for different topic for years 7 to 13  http://coolgeography.co.uk

 

History 

Free google online resource divided into historical events  subjects https://artsandculture.google.com/category/event 

Free British Library resources divided into subjects https://www.bl.uk/learning/online-resources 

Radio 4 podcasts History of the World in 100 Objects https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nrtf5 

 

Maths 

Free maths textbook exercises, exam practice questions & videos https://corbettmaths.com/contents/ 

GCSE Revision: https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/ 

 PiXL Maths App (Download for phone & tablets; browser for laptops): 

Logon details:  

School ID: MC6197   

UsernameSurnameFirstname or SurnameInitial   

Password: maths1 

 

PE 

BTEC PE:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/sport-2012-nqf.html#%2Ftab-0 , full link to the specification

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/sport-2012-nqf.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Unit%2FUnit-1&filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FExternal-assessments – link to past papers for the unit 1 exam (please ensure you click on the 2018).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcDSKLrLDO0 –  Exam technique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRJUzl7mOfs-  Revision

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4aEFy_BrFnHC3S-x1Bsfqw – Subscribe to Youtube challenge for revision

GCSE PE:

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-8582 – for the full specification, this include all the topics for the exam and the list of sports and sport descriptions.  It also has a link to all past paper, paper 1 and paper 2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxDwKP47BNA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx2I6uMuziQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDt2Ho713ho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t56-n0BC4h0 – Exam technique

https://www.senecalearning.com/blog/gcse-physical-education-revision/

 

PE workouts – Practical Activities:

Modern Foreign Languages

www.quizlet.com

www.seneca.com

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/

A free and interactive platform for learning language  – https://www.memrise.com/ 

Free 3 month trial language learning https://www.rosettastone.co.uk/lp/freeforkids/ 

 

Music 

Free fender online guitar lessons for 3 months  https://try.fender.com/play/playthrough/ 

www.icancompose.com – dedicated to GCSE and A Level 

https://www.apple.com/mac/garageband/?cid=oas-us-domains-garageband.com – free with Apple devices 

www.musescore.org  – free PC based composition software, already used by year 8 in school 

https://earsketch.gatech.edu/landing/#/ – approach to teaching computer science concepts via algorithmic music composition and remixing 

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/ – a variety of music based activities 

https://www.bandlab.com/ – all in one social music creation platform 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4lz0vpshsfVvDbD95F3v8xB/ten-pieces-resources – BBC 10 Pieces 

https://soundation.com/ – record, mix and share music 

https://chordchord.com/ – a fun way to generate chord sequences 

http://jamzone.littlekidsrock.org/ – take a lesson, learn a song, practise 

http://etomusicpractice.co.uk/ – practise tools for performance 

https://apps.apple.com/app/minimoog-model-d-synthesizer/id1339418001 – Minimoog synthesiser app 

https://tonedear.com/ – ear training practise 

https://apps.apple.com/app/apple-store/id924635678 – Acapella app – record multiple videos to create layers and parts 

https://www.incredibox.com/ mix of music, graphics, animation and interactivity 

https://beepbox.co/#8n31s0k0l00e03t2mm0a7g0fj07i0r1o3210T1v1L4ue9q3d7f5y1zaC0c0A4F0BaV5Q0500Pf5a0E0bc1T1v1L4u26q1d5fay0z7C0c0A1F3B9V7Q0546Pf867E0111T5v1L4u53q1d1f4y1z4C1c0h0H_RIBJAAAzrrrqhT2v1L4u15q0d1f8y0z1C2w0b4h400000000h4g000000014h000000004h400000000p16000000 – create and share melodies 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zpf3cdm – BBC Bitesize 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zmsvr82 – BBC bitesize for KS3 

www.musictheory.net  – music theory tuition and tests. 

 

Performances: 

https://livefromorchestrahall.vhx.tv/browse – Detroit Symphony Orchestra live sessions 

https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/live-streamed-classical-music-concerts-coronavirus/ – list of free streamed concerts coming up 

https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/titelgeschichten/20192020/digital-concert-hall/ – Berlin Philharmonic digital concert hall 

https://nyphil.org/watch-listen – New York Philharmonic concerts 

 

Photography 

Free Victoria and Albert Museum specialises in art, design and photography https://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/photographs 

Free podcasts from The Photographers Gallery https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/content/talking-about-photography 

 

Science 

Free science website with GCSE revision and all years https://www.omerascience.co.uk/ 

For younger learners – National Geographic Kids (YouTube video channel) 

For older learners  –https://www.youtube.com/user/ScienceChannel 

YouTube channel answering questions about Science https://www.youtube.com/user/scishow 

Live streaming lessons plus  activities  https://encounteredu.com/steam-activities