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A selection of sites to explore... - news, current issues, fake news and misinformation, wellbeing and mental health, plus sites to enrich research for each subject and faculty, and stuff for staff.

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News, Current Affairs, General Sources and Statistics

As well as news sites, find here sources of articles on current affairs and issues, general sources and statistics

Up-to-the-minute news, breaking news, video, audio and feature stories. More

World and UK news as well as local and regional perspectives. Also entertainment, business, science, technology and health news.

The latest Welsh news, analysis, features and debate, plus audio and video coverage of topical issues from around Wales.

News and information for children and young people More

Find out what is going on, with stories, pictures and videos. Try a quiz or one of the free games.

Wealth of relevant articles and statistics to support research on a wide range of issues. Please ask your Librarian or teacher for the login details.

Latest news, sport, business, comment, analysis and reviews from the Guardian

Thousands of articles, videos, statistics, graphs and infographics, fully searchable online 24/7. Please ask your Librarian or teacher for the login details

A list of digital resources provided by The National Library of Wales. They are all available to use in research free of charge (no registration required).

A list of digital resources external to the National Library. More

Subscriptions are not managed by the Library, but can be accessed using your NLW Reader's Ticket membership (certain restrictions apply, please see the Reader's Tickets page).

Detailed official statistics and data for Wales

TED-Ed celebrates the ideas of teachers and students around the world. More

Discover hundreds of animated lessons, create customized lessons, and share your big ideas.

Misinformation, Disinformation and Fake News - How to spot it

These sources help us to cut through the misinformation, disinformation and fake news out there and really question the information with which we are bombarded.

Fact or fake: Fake news - what it is, tips for spotting it and why we need to avoid it

A BBC News service dedicated to clearing up fake news and false stories to find the truth.

Check the source, find out which news companies are reporting it, don’t trust all the pictures and watch out for rumours - try out our fun activities to become fake news detectives!

Excellent tool to help navigate the news...

Copyright-free Images, Music, Video Clips etc

Use these sources to help find copyright-free images, photos, video clips, music etc which can be used legally in your work. (Though not required for these sources, it is still good ethical practice to acknowledge the source of the item, where possible.)

A new Creative Commons search tool for creators seeking to discover and reuse free resources with greater ease. Useful box on the left to check various licences at a glance.

Fantastic source for royalty-free images, music and videos

Download Royalty Free Music for free and use it in your project: Videos (Youtube,...), websites, films,...

Great source for finding free copyright-free images

Collection of freely usable media files - images, videos, sounds

Study Skills, Revision Skills and Referencing

Find here sites giving tips for study and revision, as well as referencing and citation skills

GCSE Bitesize revision - click on the icon for your chosen subject.

A range of resources and interactive games for information literacy developed by Newcastle University Library for 6th Formers. More

Find information on how libraries work, how to identify good sources, how to use and evaluate sources as well as knowing how to cite and reference your work.

Wellbeing and Mental Health

The Library's Shelf Help section also provides some excellent resources to help support our wellbeing and mental health. Take a look at the Shelf Help - Wellbeing and Mental Health Quick List in Accessit!

Read advice about loads of different topics, from what happens during puberty to bullying and abuse.

Lots of sound advice and support to help us all lead mentally healthier lives

Information for young people when you're struggling with how you're feeling and want to understand why.

Free information and support for under 25s in the UK.

Adolescent brains and lives; Wellbeing and Stress Management; The Reading Brain; Life Online - Info, links, references and further resources More

Find Nicola's fantastic info books in our Shelf Help section - life online, stress, teenage brain, sleep, body image

Explore how art connects to mindfulness and wellbeing through some of the works of art at the Tate.

If the current news on coronavirus (COVID-19) is making you feel anxious, concerned or stressed, here are some things you can do.

Coronavirus and other Health Issues

Cutting through the misinformation on COVID-19 and other health issues

Book by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson and Nia Roberts, and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, made available free for download by publishers Nosy Crow, explaining coronavirus to a younger audience.

Full Fact is a team of fact-checkers whose aim is to find, expose and counter the harm misinformation does. More

They challenge anyone making serious claims in public debate (including fact checkers) to get their facts right; back up what they say with evidence; and correct their mistakes.

The science behind the headlines. More

Health news can be misleading. NHS experts check the science and give you the facts.

The latest information and guidance on Coronavirus in Wales.

Information from the UK Government on coronavirus, including guidance, support, announcements and statistics.

Advice and support from the Welsh Government on coronavirus, together with updates, announcements and statistics.

Information on COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus.

Staff Stuff

Learning and education-related links to support all staff.

Browse the catalogue, reserve books and other items, renew online and keep on top of your loans, find suggestions and resources for your teaching and yourself, and much more

Teaching resources for secondary school teachers, arranged by subject and age-group.

Pembrokeshire Libraries E-Books and E-Audiobooks service.

Simple to use design tool, which gives great results.

Overview of what is covered by the licence. Useful Permissions Check tool to find out what can be copied, shared or re-used under the school's licence More

Their mission is to help customers legally access, copy and share the published content they need, while also making sure that copyright owners are paid fair royalties for the use of their work.

The Education Platform is for all schools covered by the CLA Education Licence. It provides access to digital versions of books, allowing teaching staff to copy and share up to 5% of a book in line with the CLA copyright licence.

A new Creative Commons search tool for creators seeking to discover and reuse free resources with greater ease. Useful box on the left to check the various licences at a glance.

Useful information and resources for Digital Learning at home, using Google tools and features, and all other things digital that we think may be of interest.

Giving teachers and families the tools and tips they need to help keep students learning. Basic 'how tos'.

Fantastic sources of royalty-free images, music and videos

List kindly curated and shared by Authorfy. Please check the relevant publisher's permissions if you're planning to read a book to your class (whether livestreaming or recording).

Qualifications Wales regulates qualifications, other than degrees, in Wales.

Download Royalty Free Music for free and use it in your project: Videos (Youtube,...), websites, films,...

SecEd prides itself on being written by teachers, for teachers and on presenting the profession with a positive voice for teachers working throughout secondary education in the UK.

Teach Secondary Magazine offers free product reviews, learning resources, competitions, events, and articles.

Resources, training, news, jobs and support for schools and teachers and all those working in education

Copyright-free images and photos that you can download and use for any project.

Fantastic collection of online resources – over 200 e-magazines, 25,000 e-books and hundreds of e-audio books, e-comics! Find access to a selection of reference resources about Wales, free newspaper archives and and family history resources.

Collection of freely usable media files - images, videos, sounds

WJEC is a leading awarding organisation providing assessment, training and educational resources in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and elsewhere.

Expressive Arts

A selection of links to explore topics across Art, Music, Performing Arts and Media Studies

The homepage for Arts on the BBC, with film, features and events showcasing the arts in the UK and beyond.

The home of BBC Music, for the latest music festival and event coverage, alongside exclusive performances and programmes.

The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights

Discover two million years of human history and culture - so much to explore remotely as well as in person, with virtual gallery tours, video clips, curators' corner and activities

Collection of modern and contemporary art housed in a most amazing building in Paris

A wealth of fantastic resources from over 2000 leading museums and archives.

The Louvre is the national museum and art gallery of France. Its collection covers work from ancient civilizations to the mid-19th Century. More

Lots of options to explore on the site. including a virtual tour!

Wide range of pieces showcasing the sculpture of Rodin, and sculpture in general.

The National Galleries of Scotland display collections of Scottish and international art.

Website for the National Gallery in London More

The museum houses a collection of over 2,600 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900 from across Western Europe.

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff houses contemporary art to dinosaurs, Monet to Mammoths! More

Art galleries: See five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and across the world, including one of Europe’s best collections of Impressionist art. Evolution of Wales galleries: The Evolution of Wales from the very beginnings of time to the present day. Natural History galleries: Witness Wales’s diverse natural history on an expedition that begins at the seashore and ends in the mountains.

The official site of the National Portrait Gallery, London, which houses the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. More

Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Rijksmuseum, the museum of the Netherlands, in Amsterdam. More

We tell the story of 800 years of Dutch history, with the great Dutch masters as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh.

Various productions and musical masterclasses offered on demand and free, together with insights into ballet, opera and the Royal Opera House itself.

The Shakespeare Learning Zone contains loads of information about the story, setting and characters of Shakespeare’s plays, with useful revision help and notes for teachers.

The collection comprises British art from the 16th century to the present day and international modern and contemporary art.

Learn about artists and the process of making all different types of art. Find out about the life and works of some of the world’s most famous artists, painters and sculptors. More

Discover different eras or styles of art – including pop art and impressionism. Plus ideas for things to make and o, as well as games and quizzes.

Website for the Tate Modern museum of modern and contemporary art from around the world in London. More

The Tate Modern is housed in the former Bankside Power Station on the banks of the Thames. You can see amazing work for free by artists such as Cézanne, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Dalí, Pollock, Warhol and Bourgeois.

The V&A is a leading museum of art, design and performance More

Explore the vast range of online collections

Health and Wellbeing

A selection of sites to explore physical education and personal and social education topics. Find more wellbeing links in the Wellbeing and Mental Health section.

The 'A-G' WJEC specification for GCSE Physical Education.

All the latest news about Fitness from the BBC

Breaking news & live sports coverage including results, video, audio and analysis on Football, F1, Cricket, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Golf, Tennis and all the main world sports, plus major events such as the Olympic Games.

BBC Get Inspired for exercise or sport hints and tips and an activity finder to help you find activities near you. More

Improve your health and fitness. Get active.

Humanities and Skills

A selection of websites to support learning across the Faculty, including History, RE, Geography and Skills

The 'A-G' WJEC specification for GCSE Geography.

Easy-to-understand homework and revision materials.

The 'A-G' WJEC specification for GCSE Religious Studies.

Welcome to the home of Horrible Histories. More

Here you can watch episodes and clips, play games, and even sing along to your favourite Horrible Histories songs!

View the Earth in 3D! Fascinating insights provided using satellite imagery.

Make Use Of, an online technology magazine, presents some of Google Earth's Virtual Tours to the most amazing places.

Find out how to start your research at The National Archives and gain study skills - how to research and advice on working with original documents.

Fun ideas for exploring the world.

Languages, Literacy and Communication

Selected websites to support learning across the Faculty for English, French, Spanish and Welsh. Visit the Read, Listen, Watch - Enjoy! page for lots of online reads, video clips, activities and more.

The 'A-G' WJEC specification for GCSE English Literature.

GCSE Welsh Second Language (WJEC) learning resources organised by topic.

Listen to the world's best poetry read out loud. More

Explore 100s of poems read by the poets themselves. Read along or listen distraction free.

Ask Mrs Smith or your teacher for the login to see the articles and statistics.

Ask Mrs Smith or your teacher for the login to see the articles and statistics.

A software package that includes the Cysill Welsh-language grammar and spelling checker as well as the Cysgeir collection of dictionaries. Free to download during lockdown

A colourful, up to date magazine for secondary school Welsh learners. Click on Back Copies to read it for free for this school year (2020-2021)

Keep up to date with news articles in French with Le Monde online

Monthly magazine providing articles and videos in Spanish - Innovación, Tecno, Ciencia, Cultura, Salud

The Shakespeare Learning Zone contains loads of information about the story, setting and characters of Shakespeare’s plays, with useful revision help and notes for teachers.

Maths, Numeracy, ICT and Business

Sites to support learning in Maths, Numeracy, ICT and Business

The 'A-G' WJEC specification for GCSE Maths.

In this section of GCSE Bitesize you'll find learner guides and video clips designed to cover the latest GCSE Maths Numeracy syllabus for WJEC exam board. More

It features maths problems in real-world situations and demonstrates the most efficient ways to calculate the correct solution.

Easy-to-understand homework and revision materials.

CGP learn-at-home resources for Secondary, including free video tutorials and online tests.

A wide-reaching digital programme, created with the aim of supporting digital skills across Wales. More

Activity packs useful for extending knowledge of ICT and Computing

Epic Maths GCSE & A-Level Revision Resources, including FREE topic booklets and past paper solutions, created by a Maths Teacher with 25 years experience.

tutor2u provides revision materials on Business topics.

Science, Technology and Psychology

A selection of websites to support learning in Science, Technology, and Psychology

Find recipes from your favourite BBC programmes and chefs, or browse by ingredient or dish.

Lots of food information, recipes and ideas

Podcast downloads for The Infinite Monkey Cage More

Fun look at the world through scientists' eyes, with Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince

At least one new psychology study digested every weekday.

Engineering Challenge Cards with activities designed to encourage inquisitive young minds to get excited about engineering.

Make Use Of, an online technology magazine, presents some of Google Earth's Virtual Tours to the most amazing places.

Isaac Physics a project designed to offer support and activities in physics problem solving to teachers and students from GCSE level through to university. More

A Department of Education project at the University of Cambridge

Explore our galleries, science, news, videos and amazing images.

Discover epic stories of exploration and endeavour that have shaped our world today.

Join their astronomers for online events, plus amazing digital collections to explore... More

Home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the Prime Meridian of the world and London’s Planetarium.

The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people.

Explore the fascinating collections in a virtual tour, and search the collections across the Science Museum Group

The Science and Industry Museum explores how ideas can change the world, from the Industrial Revolution to today.

The Wildlife Trusts manage nature reserves, and help us to learn about nature and campaign to protect our seas. More

46 independent wildlife conservation charities covering the whole of the UK.

Welsh Baccalaureate

Many sites relevant to learning for the Welsh Baccalaureate are listed in other sections: visit the News, Current Affairs, General Sources and Statistics section; the Misinformation and Fake News section; the Copyright-free Images, Music, Video Clips section and the Study Skills, Revision Skills and Referencing section. Find also some general links for GCSE and A Level students.

Browse the catalogue, reserve books and other items, renew online and keep on top of your loans, find suggestions and resources for your studies and your own interests, and much more. More

Go to Subject Search and then Welsh Baccalaureate for selected resources for specific topics.

FutureLearn Schools offers free access to online educational courses for school students 13+ to continue and expand their learning.

TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages.