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Free online educational resources

There are many educational resources available online.  Below is a curated list of useful educational sites.

Online Resources


BBC Learning

This site is no longer updated and but there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. You may find updated and additional resources in response to the current situation. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.



Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).



For those revising at GCSE or A level, free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.



Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.


Khan Academy

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.


Ted Ed

Engaging educational videos.



Learn computer programming skills.



Creative computer programming.


National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger children.



Learn languages for free. Web or app.


Mystery Science

Free science lessons


Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.


iDEA Awards

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.



All kinds of making activities.

Nature Detectives

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location.


British Council

Resources for English language learning

Big History Project

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi -disciplinary activities.


Geography Games

Geography gaming!


The Artful Parent

Good, free art activities 


Toy Theater

Educational online games. Looks as though it’s designed for early years but there are age appropriate games e.g. Backgammon & Chess on the games page.


DK Find Out

Activities and quizzes