Useful Subject Links

Listed below are links to a wide range of subject sites which you may find useful.

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Art

1. Access Art  www.accessart.org.ukA good all-round site that should prove very helpful.

2. Design In Site  www.designinsite.dk

A Designers guide to manufacturing; materials, processes, products, environment. Useful for students studying Product Design or similar course.

3. A-Z of materials  www.azom.com

A-Z of materials (ceramics, metal, plastic etc). Lots of useful info for design students.

4. ArtChive  www.artchive.com

Very useful for finding out about artists/phtographers/designers etc. Huge Image library.

5. ArtCyclopedia  www.artcyclopedia.com

A really useful site with information and images from thousands of artists. Search by name, movement or work

Biology

1. Cells Alive  www.cellsalive.comAll the cells imaginable with great pictures and information to download at your pleasure.

2. Human Anatomy Online  www.innerbody.comGreat Java Anatomy illustrations of, as it says, the inner-body. A great resource.

3. Gondar Design Biology  www.purchon.com

Easy to use site with good content.

4.  BBC Bitesize Revision  www.bbc.co.uk/revision

The highly praised revision site from the good old Beeb.

5. NASA  www.nasa.gov

Yes that’s right. Interesting science pages from the US government agency.

6. New Scientist  www.newscientist.com

Online Journal.

7. Science Daily  www.sciencedaily.com

Online Journal.

8. National Association of Biology Teachers  www.nabt.org

US site aiming to empower educators to provide the best possible biology and life science education for all students.

9. Biology Links from Harvard University  mcb.harvard.edu

There’s an awful lot here – give it a try.

10. CSU BioWeb  arnica.csustan.edu

Mainly for teachers. Consolidates existing biological science teaching and research resources and creates and distributes original multimedia resources for the teaching of biology. Brilliant!

11. S-Cool  www.s-cool.co.uk

A great site with clear and easy to follow notes – ideal for revision.

Business

1. tutor2u  www.tutor2u.netAward winning publisher of e-learning resources for Economics, Business, Politics and related subjects.

2. Oxford School Economics, Business and IT Department  http://osbe.typepad.com/oxford_school_business_ec/Useful resources kept very up to date

Chemistry

1. Mr. Guch’s Chemistry Fiesta  www.chemfiesta.comSelf-proclaimed ‘one-stop chemistry shop’. There’s some good content here for students and teachers.

2. Chemical Forums  www.chemicalforums.comChemistry Forums for all students of chemistry. Ask any doubt or homework related issues.

3. Royal Society of Chemistry   www.rsc.org

Everything you’d expect from a royal society!

4. Exploratorium  www.exploratorium.edu

Online US museum covering science with live webcasts.

5. The Catalyst  www.thecatalyst.org

Site developed specifically for the secondary education/ high school level teacher, as a resource for finding relevant information for use in the teaching of chemistry.

6. BBC Bitesize Revision  www.bbc.co.uk/revision

The highly praised revision site from the good old Beeb.

7. NASA  www.nasa.gov

Yes that’s right. Interesting science pages from the US government agency.

8. New Scientist www.newscientist.com

Online Journal.

9. Science Daily  www.sciencedaily.com

Online Journal.

10. S-Cool  www.s-cool.co.uk

A great site with clear and easy to follow notes – ideal for revision.

11. Doc Brown’s Chemistry Clinic  www.docbrown.info

A wide range of revision notes and tests to support any UK based GCSE/IGCSE syllabus containing chemistry.

12. Creative Chemistry  www.creative-chemistry.org.uk

A good site that’s used enthusiastically by many students

Drama

1. The Stage Online  www.thestage.co.ukJust what it says – The Stage Magazine online!

2. Method Acting Procedures  www.theatregroup.comExercises you can use including: relaxation, the magic IF, sense memory, concentration.

3. Acting Workshop Online  www.redbirdstudio.com

The place for actors and actresses to learn about acting and the acting business.

4.  Makeup-FX  www.makeup-fx.com

This guy knows his make-up and the site is full of awesome pictures to prove it.

5. The International Theatre Design Archive  www.siue.edu

Truly inspirational. A great place to get your creativity motivated.

6. Theatrecrafts.com  www.theatrecrafts.com

Lots of terms for use in class. They offer both UK and North American terms.

7. School & Youth Theatre Index  www.britishtheatreguide.info

UK resource for school and youth theatre with site reviews, play resources, tech guides and links.

8. Drama Education  drama-education.com/index_orig.htm

Australian site designed to assist teachers, pre-service teachers and students in Drama and Theatre Arts. It will also assist anyone who wants to use Drama as a teaching strategy.

English

1. Authors On The Web  www.bookreporter.com/authors/author_bibliographies/index.aspA collection of Biographical sketches.

2. ShakespeareHelp  www.shakespearehelp.comJust like it says! Get some help with your Willie studies.

3. Grammar Now!  www.grammarnow.com

Free site dedicated to answering specific grammar, composition, research and formatting questions.

4. Luminarium  www.luminarium.org

A starting point for students and enthusiasts of English Literature. A fantastic library of literature site links.

5. Novel Guide  www.novelguide.com

Fantastic! Summaries, Profiles, Metaphor Analysis, Theme Analysis, Quotes and Biographies on a large number of Classic novels.

6. EnglishBiz www.englishbiz.co.uk

An excellent site that’s highly rated by it’s users. Useful for higer level study also.

7. Grade Saver  www.gradesaver.com

US site providing notes, notes and more notes on loads and loads of books!

8. Daily Grammar  www.dailygrammar.com

Improve your writing with free daily e-mail grammar lessons.

9. BBC Bitesize Revision  www.bbc.co.uk/revision

The highly praised revision site from the good old Beeb.

10. English – Teaching  www.english-teaching.co.uk

Free, printable resources for the teaching and revising of Language and Literature at KS3 and GCSE.

11. Book Rags  www.bookrags.com

Comprehensive guides to classic literature. Book notes, E-books, Discussions & more.

12. Shakespeare.com  www.shakespeare.com

Great! One of the most comprehensive sites about Willie. Reviews, queries, works etc.

13. Common Errors In English  www.wsu.edu

Site which simply and entertainingly explains a number of common spelling and usage errors in English.

14. Grammar Slammar englishplus.com

Online English grammar help. Includes letter writing, confusing words and easy search engine.

15. S-Cool  www.s-cool.co.uk

A great site with clear and easy to follow notes – ideal for revision.

Food

1. British Nutrition Foundation  www.nutrition.org.ukA good product investigation starting point.

2. Culinary Café  www.culinarycafe.comInspirational recipe ideas to blow your mind.

3. Institute of Food Science & Technology  www.ifst.org

Find out more about what they actually do. You can also see where to study food science and technology as well as associated employment.

4. BBC Bitesize Revision  www.bbc.co.uk/revision

The highly praised revision site from the good old Beeb.

5. Food Standards Agency  www.foodstandards.gov.uk

Information from the new government agency established in the year 2000.

6. Food Navigator  www.foodnavigator.com

US Research and information center on food ingredients and the food ingredient industry.

7. National Center for Food Safety and Technology  www.ncfst.iit.edu/main/home.html

NCFST website that has some interesting content.

8.  International Union of Food Science and Technology  www.iufost.org

IUFoST website.

9. European Federation of Food Science and Technology  www.effost.org

Information about EFFoST, its activities, office bearers, including an online and up-to-date calendar of events in food science, technology and engineering.

10. Institute of Food Technologists  www.ift.org

US IFT website that’s worth a look.

11. World Health Organisation  www.who.int

WHO website that really is a fantastic resource for a variety of subjects.

12. S-Cool  www.s-cool.co.uk

A great site with clear and easy to follow notes – ideal for revision..

13. The Vegetarian Society  www.vegsoc.org

The Vegetarian Society is an educational charity. Find out what it means for teachers, students and everyone who’d like to know more.

French

1. French Verb Conjugation  pax.apana.org.au/fverbs.htmlProblems with verbs? Not any more – just type in your verb and get back all you need.

2. Your Dictionary  www.yourdictionary.comFantastic!

3. French Culture  www.frenchculture.com

All you need to know about French culture and more.

4. Vokabel  www.vokabel.com

Great revision. Tests and exercises in the language of your choice.

5. Le Monde  www.lemonde.fr

Online edition of the famous French newspaper.

6. French In A Click  www.frenchinaclick.com

An interactive website containing hundreds of sounds from native French speakers; you will be able to practise reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

7. BBC Bitesize Revision  www.bbc.co.uk/revision

The highly praised revision site from the good old Beeb.

8. European Parliament  http://www.europarl.europa.eu/

Click on the language you want to use to find out all about the EU. Great site, obviously, for language practice but also a great deal more besides. N.B. For UK specific information you can go to www.europarl.org.uk.

9. French for all …  www.frenchrevision.co.uk

This really is an excellent site. There are lots of revision exercises, past papers and more. Content is continually being added too, so if it’s not there now it may be soon!

10. French Language: About  french.about.com

Articles and links on grammar, verbs, teaching resources etc. Includes a chat area.

11. Zut!  www.zut.org.uk

A comprehensive set of interactive activities for French teachers and learners, featuring more than 400 exercises, over 100 of which have audio samples of native French speakers. It is an easily navigated resource, organised for each year of study and includes exercises for the interactive whiteboard.

12. French Internet Resources LIbrary.adelaide.edu.au

Online french library. Worth a try.

13. French Online Games  www.quia.com

Online puzzles, activities and games for teaching and learning french.

14. S-Cool  www.s-cool.co.uk 

A great site with clear and easy to follow notes – ideal for revision.

15. MFL Games  www.mflgames.co.uk

Excellent website using motivational games for vocabulary and language-learning.

16. FrenchAssistant.com  www.frenchassistant.com

Excellent French learning website – free once registered and now with sound.

 

Geography

1. Royal Geographical Society  www.rgs.orgEverything you’d expect from a royal society!

2. Internet Geography  www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.ukGeography resources for students and teachers including revision notes, ‘Ask the Geographer’ help, a great ‘links’ section and some downloads too!

3. About Geography  www.geography.about.com

A great resource. Take a look.

4. Geographia   www.geographia.com

Interesting site with some good features.

5. Atlapedia  www.atlapedia.com

US site containing full colour physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

6. GeoHive  www.geohive.com

Statistics on the human population. Great resource.

7. The Met. Office  www.metoffice.gov.uk

Great site with loads of information. Good education section too.

8. BBC Bitesize Revision  www.bbc.co.uk/revision

The highly praised revision site from the good old Beeb.

9. Scalloway  www.scalloway.org.uk

Really helpful. Covers everything!

10. National Statistics  www.statistics.gov.uk

All the statistics from Agriculture to Travel and Tourism from the official UK statistics site.

11. European Parliament  http://www.europarl.europa.eu/

Click on the language you want to use to find out all about the EU. Great site, obviously, for language practice but also a great deal more besides. N.B. For UK specific information you can go to www.europarl.org.uk.

12. Ordnance Survey  www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk

Site of Britain’s national mapping agency. Check out the ‘Education & MapZone’. Free downloadable maps are also available.

13. Old Maps  www.old-maps.co.uk

Free access to first edition historical maps of Great Britain dated between 1846 and 1899.

14. Payaway  www.payaway.co.uk

An index of Gap year activities and support groups. Check it out if you’re interested.

15. Find-Our-Community  www.find-our-community.net

An excellent geography and commmunity resource with diverse information on countries, towns and cities around the world.

16. S-Cool  www.s-cool.co.uk

A great site with clear and easy to follow notes – ideal for revision

History

1. The History Net  www.thehistorynet.comThe site where history lives on the net.

2. Biography.com  www.biography.comDetailing over 20,000 personalities.

3. History Place  www.historyplace.com

US site that’s well worth a visit.

4. School History www.schoolhistory.co.uk

Excellent site. A collection of resources for Secondary School History students and tutors.

5. BBC Bitesize Revision  www.bbc.co.uk/revision

The highly praised revision site from the good old Beeb.

6. The History Channel  www.thehistorychannel.co.uk

A fantastic resource for all historians. Click on the classroom for exam and revision help or just take a look.

7. World War 1  www.worldwar1.com

It does what it says on the tin! Great site for anyone interested in this period of history.

8. History World  www.historyworld.net

Interactive history of the world from the Big Bang to the present day.

9. HyperHistory Online Project  www.hyperhistory.com

Visual chronological relationships worldwide. Famous persons, historical events, empires, political development, religious events, scientific and technical change.

10. Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century  users.erols.com

This is a great online resource for everyone.

11. BBC Online History  www.bbc.co.uk/history

Covering details of the network’s excellent history programmes and much more.

12. Domesday Book  www.domesdaybook.co.uk

Offers all 13,418 entries of the original Domesday Book of 1086, and further documentation on life in the 11th century.

13.  The History Guide  www.historyguide.org

Intended to aid secondary school and college students studying history. Includes lectures in European history.

14. History and Politics Out Loud www.hpol.org

Searchable archive of historically important speeches and other audio materials.

15. LearnHistory.org.uk  www.learnhistory.org.uk

Full revision guide. A Divided Union course with activities and links for other topics plus Powerpoint lessons.

ICT

1. PC Tech Guide www.pctechguide.comMulti Award-winning site with loads of information.

2. EverythingICT  www.everythingict.com

A Computing resource site with an ever expanding. Growing database of resources.

3. BBC Bitesize Revision  www.bbc.co.uk/revision

The highly praised revision site from the good old Beeb.

4. Computing Students  www.computingstudents.com

A great general computing / ICT site for students. Contains quizzes, exercises, an online dictionary and free downloads.

Mathematics

1. Math.com www.math.comThe definitive mathematics site.

2. Math Forum  www.mathforum.comA centre for teachers, students, researchers, parents, educators and citizens at all levels who have an interest in mathematics education.

3. Higher Maths  www.mathsrevision.net

Revision site for higher tier candidates aiming for Grades A – C.

4. Quickmath  www.quickmath.com

US site that solves High School and College math problems automatically.

5. BBC Bitesize Revision  www.bbc.co.uk/revision

The highly praised revision site from the good old Beeb.

6. About: Mathematics  math.about.com

Great site for everybody from the ‘About’ team.

7. National Statistics   www.statistics.gov.uk

All the statistics from Agriculture to Travel and Tourism from the official UK statistics site.

8. Free Puzzles  www.freepuzzles.com

Take a break and learn at the same time. Offers geometry, logic, math, weight etc.

9. Teacher2Teacher  mathforum.org/t2t/

An educational question-and-answer service for teachers and parents who have questions about teaching math.

10. Math Goodies  www.mathgoodies.com

Free education website featuring interactive math lessons with a problem-solving approach.

11. Maths Net  www.mathsnet.net

Very good site for maths revision and practice questions.

12. Millennium Mathematics Project  mmp.maths.org

Long-term national initiative active across the UK and internationally, to help people of all ages and abilities share in the excitement of mathematics.

13. S.O.S. Mathematics  www.sosmath.com

The so called ‘perfect study site for high school, college students and adult learners. Give this one a try.

14. S-Cool  www.s-cool.co.uk

A great site with clear and easy to follow notes – ideal for revision.

Media

1. Film Education www.filmeducation.co.ukDesigned to support media eduction in the UK.

2. Screen Online www.screenonline.orgThe definitive guide to Britain’s film and TV history.

3. BBC Film  www.bbc.co.uk/film

Can’t argue with the BBC’s reputation here.

4. MTV  www.mtv.co.uk

Enough said

5.National Media Museum  www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk

Web site for the National Media Museum.

6. British Film Institute  www.bfi.org.uk

World-renowned archive, cinemas, festivals, films, publications and learning resources are here to inspire you!

Music

1. Naxos  www.naxos.comVery interesting classical music site with glossary of music terms.

2. Datadragon  www.datadragon.comGreat US site with simply loads of information.

3. PianoNanny  www.pianonanny.com

This excellent online piano course is a free public service. An assortment of music written to help you explore different styles and how fun it can be to create music. Check it out!

4. MTRS  www.mtrs.co.uk

Comprehensive music teachers’ site.

5. MusicAid  www.musicaid.org

Worth a visit. MusicAid is trying hard to “make the world a better place through music”. Good Luck!

6. MusicLand  www.themusicland.co.uk

Self-styled as ‘The UK’s online community for music education’. Not far from the truth as this site is an excellent resource for teachers and pupils at A-level, GCSE and Key Stage 3.

7. Dolmetsch Online  www.dolmetsch.com

A commercial site with access to a great free resources section including a music dictionary, music theory, recorder lessons and much more.

8. Music Search  www.musicsearch.com

Search this site for almost anything you can think about related to music.

9. Téoria  www.teoria.com

English/Spanish practical music theory site.

10. Music Teachers  www.musicteachers.co.uk

This one’s just for the teachers – you could take a peek though!

11. The Music Education Madness Site   www.musiceducationmadness.com

US site…”Teaching the Wonders of Music and Surviving It with a Smile On Your Face”.

12. MusicSongLyrics.com  www.musicsonglyrics.com

Lyrics sorted by artists and albums.

13. BBC Bitesize Revision  www.bbc.co.uk/revision

The highly praised revision site from the good old Beeb.

P.E.

1. ArrowVale  www.arrowvale.worcs.sch.ukAn excellent sports college site offering, amongst other things, very helpful PE information and links.

2. Sports Injury Clinic  www.sportsinjuryclinic.netComprehensive site that has questions, answers and an A- level and GCSE zone. Check it out!

3. S-Cool  www.s-cool.co.uk

A great site with clear and easy to follow notes – ideal for revision.

4. Factors Affecting Performance  www.boredofstudies.org

Paper in PDF format on ‘Factors Affecting Performance’. Lots of key information rolled into a few pages. Useful for EVERYTHING!

5. Sports Coach  www.brianmac.demon.co.uk

Inside this report you’ll find the latest training procedures used by the world’s top athletes and sports people to boost performance to international levels.

6. P.E. Central  www.pecentral.org

The ‘ultimate’ US website for health and physical education teachers, parents, and students.

7. Peak Performance Magazine  www.pponline.co.uk

Home page of Peak Performance magazine. Has a searchable back issues section with extensive information about fitness and training, including the theoretical background to modern training routines.

8. Sport England  www.sportengland.org

Home page of the English Sports Council, now re-named Sport England. Has many links to various sports organisations.

9. Sport Science  www.sportsci.org

This site contains dozens of links to sports science pages. Easy to navigate and containing much information.

10. Sports Coach UK  www.sportscoachuk.org

Home page of the National Coaching Foundation now re-named Sports Coach UK. Contains extensive links to other sports organisations as well as a searchable information area

Physics

1. Physlink  www.physlink.comPhysics and Astronomy. Ask questions and receive answers via e-mail. Directory of previous Q’s & A’s. A good comprehensive site.

2. Cyber Physics  www.cyberphysics.co.ukComprehensive site covering an array of topics – useful for teachers and students. Written and maintained by a fully qualified Physics teacher.

3. Physics Web  physicsweb.org

Global news and information regarding physics.

4. BBC Bitesize Revision  www.bbc.co.uk/revision

The highly praised revision site from the good old Beeb.

5. NASA  www.nasa.gov

Yes that’s right. Interesting science pages from the US government agency.

6. New Scientist  www.newscientist.com

Online Journal.

7. Science Daily  www.sciencedaily.com

Online Journal.

8. Physical Sciences Resource Center  www.psrc-online.org

The PSRC is a US site. It aims to provide teacher resources for the entire spectrum of learners.

9. Buster Tests  www.bustertests.co.uk

Take short exams in many different topics to see what you need to work on most.. S-

10. S-Cool  www.s-cool.co.uk

A great site with clear and easy to follow notes – ideal for revision.

Religious Studies

1. The RE Site  resite.org.ukYour starting point for RE on the web!

2. Religious Tolerance  www.religioustolerance.orgUS site that promotes tolerance towards all faiths. Loads of useful links and information here!

3. BBC Bitesize Revision  www.bbc.co.uk/revision

The highly praised revision site from the good old Beeb.

4. GCSE RE  www.hti.umich.edu

Essential information and advice for GCSE religious studies.

5. Wabash Center  www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu

Thorough guide to internet resources for teaching and learning in Theology and Religion. This is an excellent starting point for any research in religion.

6. Academic Study of Religion  www.academicinfo.net/religindex.html

An annotated directory providing links which cover all religions.

7. Virtual Religion Index  virtualreligion.net/vri/

Exactly what it says.

8. Asia Pacific Research Center  www.ciolek.com

Major center for resources on Asian studies including Buddhist Studies and Tibetan Studies.

9. Biblical Studies on the Web  www.bsw.org

Another good resource site with great links.

10. Journal of Religion & Society  www.creighton.edu

This is a very good online journal for anyone related to this subject.

11. The Catholic Encyclopedia  www.newadvent.org

A very easy to use searchable resource.

12. The Encyclopedia Mythica  www.pantheon.org

This one’s a bit different but very good too.

13. OCR Philosophy of Religion and Religious   rsrevision.zap.to

These notes cover the AS OCR Religious Studies (Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics) courses including their respective Foundation courses.

Sociology

1. Mr Dowling  www.mrdowling.comJust take a look!

2. Electronic Journal of Sociology  www.sociology.orgA brilliant resource – have a thorough look!

3. British Sociological Association  www.britsoc.co.uk

A key resource for anyone wanting to keep in touch with developments in this discipline.

4. Sociology of Religion  hirr.hartsem.edu

Devoted to the social scientific study of religious groups.

5. School Sociology  www.barrycomp.com

Great stuff for your school notes and revision alike. Written by the very clever Janis Griffiths of Bryn Hafren School and Barry Sixth Form.

6. National Statistics  www.statistics.gov.uk

All the statistics from Agriculture to Travel and Tourism from the official UK statistics site.

7. Social Science Hub  www.sshub.com

Resources for Sociology, Anthropology and Archaeology. Links to websites, newsgroups, news and more.

8. International Sociological Association  www.ucm.es

Aims to represent sociologists everywhere and to advance sociological knowledge throughout the world.

9. Association for Humanist Sociology  www.humanistsoc.org

Sociologists and activists committed to using sociology to address problems of peace, equality and social justice.