Secondary School Resources

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Online resources to help secondary school aged learners with studying at home.

The first list is resources that can be helpful for all subjects. Use the shortcuts to skip to specific areas of study. 


Glasgow Libraries eResources
Explore the wide range of resources your library card gives you access to.

Oxford Reference

Your library card gives you access to this excellent resource with dictionaries and reference books on a wide variety of subjects.

Excellent resources for lots of subjects. Your school will have provided details for this.

Bright Red Digital Zone

Learning resources organised by level and subject. Requires registration.


Guides for each subject and past papers.

BBC Bitesize

Revision for all subjects and levels.

Collins Free Resources

Free resources for a variety of subjects and levels in the Scottish Curriculum from Collins Publishing.

US based study guides for a variety of subjects.

National Library of Scotland Learning Zone

Lots to explore in this excellent resource. Organised by subject. 

NLS holds Scotland's Moving Image Archive where there is a wide selection of films to view from home as well as Lesson Plans that can be used to support home learning. Explore around 100 years of Scotland's history captured by amateur and professional film-makers.

Full Fact

The UK's independent fact checking charity.

British Library

Excellent online resources from the British Library, particularly good for English and History.

Business and Computing


Glasgow Libraries have a wealth of business information available free for members. 

Have a look at the Business eResources page and the Young Entrepreneurs page for further information.


Access provided by Glasgow Librares (may require library card number) .
Try looking at the Business Opportunity Profiles which show key market issues and trends for different types of business.

Business Dictionary

This site, Business Ed has other information but some of it requires a subscription. The dictionary of business terms is free to use.


Apps For Good

Free online courses - may require sign up.

STEM Learning

Resources compiled by STEM Learning to support computing at secondary school level (may have an A-level bias).

Amazon Future Engineer Program

Free python-based coding program provided by Amazon.

Girls Who Code

Free coding activities for practice at home.


Learn how to code in Scratch and create games and stories.

Cyber Skills Lessons

Interactive and fun themed cyber skils lessons.


Oxford Dictionaries

Your library card gives you access to the premium Oxford English Dictionary which includes help on grammar and writing.


Free author videos and writing resources.

Poetry Foundation

Excellent resource with large collection of poems, biographical information on poets and analysis.

Scottish Poetry Library

Excellent resource with large collection of poems and learning materials with a focus on Scottish works.

Gale Literature Resource Centre

Access available from Glasgow Libraries, may require login with library card.
A comprehensive online resource for research on literary topics, authors and their works. Content includes; literary criticism, biographies, topic and work overviews, primary sources, interviews and reviews.  

Expressive Arts

Art and Design

Google Arts and Culture

Explore art galleries and museums and also search for specific artists.

Student Art Guide

A wide range of resources for those studying art.

The Design Museum

A resource for looking at design, including a library of design objects to explore and study.


Royal Shakespeare Company Home Learning

Huge educational resource including lessons and streamable performances.

Scenic and Lighting

Tools to experiment with set design and lighting. This site also has lots of professional examples showcasing the designer's work.

Association for Theatre in Higher Education
This is a US site aimed more at teachers than pupils but they have compled lots of home learning resources for drama here.


National Youth Orchestras of Scotland

NYOS have a series of video tutorials on their site marked as #nyosfromhome. Under the "See & Hear" tab they also have recordings available to stream for free.

Muse Score
Free music notation software - sign up and download may be required.

Music @ Moffat

A secondary school music teacher's website of music resources. May not have been updated this year but full of helpful materials.

Home Economics

BBC Food Techniques
How-to guides for food preparation and cooking.

BBC Food Ingredients
An A-Z of different ingredients with recipies.



Maths learning games designed for up to age 14. Your school will have provided a login.

Maths Revision

Page created by a maths teacher. May not have been updated recently but includes resources for all levels.

Modern Languages

Oxford Dictionaries

Your library card gives you access to the Oxford Dictionaries for multiple languages including French, Spanish, German and other popularly studied languages.


Free language learning online for lots of laguages. Good for vocabulary. Requires signup. 

Word Reference

Online multi-language dictionary.

Physical Education

A wee bit of PE in Scotland YouTube channel

PE lessons on YouTube from Scottish teachers.


One Dance UK

A comprehensive list of resources and websites for at-home dance support created by One Dance UK.


A free, digital dance platform with dance lessons and tutorials. May require sign up.


Our Future.Energy
Resources for a variety of STEM subjects at different levels.


National 5 Textbook

Online Textbook created by Preston Lodge High School

Centre of the Cell

Interactive learning resources from University of London science education centre


Royal Society of Chemistry

Lots of resources and articles to explore - some things aimed more at teachers but there are helpful tools like this interactive periodic table.


Interactive 3D chemistry animations - a section is listed for A-level which may be suitable for higher and advanced higher pupils.



Mrs Physics

Website of resources from a Physics Teacher in Scotland.

The Physics Classroom

Comprehensive website made by a teacher in the US for physics learners.

High School Physics Explained YouTube channel

Popular YouTube channel for physics.

Social Subjects


BBC Country Profiles

Country profiles provided by BBC.

CIA World Factbook

Profiles for every country in the world maintained by the CIA in the US. 


Library of Congress Interactive Maps

Maps with articfacts covering USA and world events. Lots to explore.

Modern Studies

Scottish Parliament Learning Resoures

Lots of resources to learn about the Scottish Parliament for various age groups.

UK Parliament Learning Resources

Lots of resources searchable by age such as MP for a Week game.


Religious, Moral and Philosophical Education

BBC Religions page

This is not longer updated but gives information on the major world religions.

British Library Sacred Texts
Explore sacred texts from major world religions and lots more.


Design and Manufacture

Technology Student

Resource created by a teacher of design and manufacture with lots to explore.

How It's Made YouTube Channel

Lots of videos showing manufacturing processes.

British Plastic Federation

Detailed information about plastics processes.


Engineering Science

Beam Guru

Free resource to simulate and solve beams.


Free software tools including those to simulate circuits.

Learn Engineering YouTube channel

Popular channel with demonstration videos.