Looking for English resources? We’ve got lots for you and they’re all divided according to Key Stage.
 

All year groups

Bookriot.com https://bookriot.com/
Podcasts and documentaries about authors.

Book Trust 100 best books of all time https://www.booktrust.org.uk/
Organisation encouraging children and families to read.

Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/ela
English resources for students/teachers/parents.

LiteraryFestivals.co.uk https://www.literaryfestivals.co.uk/
Information about literary festivals in the UK.

 

Key Stage 1

BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv
English learning and revision online for KS1 students. 

BBC writing competition 500 words https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/50pnqLfDywb9CFxjNvth5l0/about-500-words
The UK’s most successful short story-writing competition for children.

 

Key Stage 2

BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f
English learning and revision online for KS2 students.

BBC writing competition 500 words https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/50pnqLfDywb9CFxjNvth5l0/about-500-words
The UK’s most successful short story-writing competition for children.

Michael Rosen Channel https://www.youtube.com/MichaelRosenOfficial  
Michael Rosen’s stories and poetry videos.

Seneca Learning
https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Subject=English
Free online English learning.

Time Out online
https://www.timeout.com/london/kids/the-100-best-childrens-books   
100 best children’s books of all time.

 

Key Stage 3

BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z3kw2hv
English learning and revision online for KS3 students.

BBC writing competition 500 words https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/50pnqLfDywb9CFxjNvth5l0/about-500-words
The UK’s most successful short story-writing competition for young people.

Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2020
https://cinemagic.org.uk/young-filmmaker/
Filmmaking competition for young people under 25.

English and Media Centre
https://www.englishandmedia.co.uk/video-clips/clip-listing 
Clips featuring readings, poetry and discussion on various topics including child language acquisition and ways of writing.

Seneca Learning
https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Subject=English
Free online learning.

SparkNotes https://www.sparknotes.com/
Study guides for Shakespeare and English Literature.

The School Reading List
Suggested reading for teenagers: 
https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/secondary-ks3-ks4-reading-lists/
List of various young writers competitions: 
https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/competitions-for-children/childrens-writing-competitions/  
List of various public speaking and reading aloud competitions: 

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/competitions-for-children/public-speaking-and-reading-aloud/

Time Out online
https://www.timeout.com/london/kids/the-100-best-childrens-books   
100 best children’s books of all time.

Year 8 and 9 only: The Poetry Society https://poetrysociety.org.uk/young-poets/  
Including competitions and a young poets network.

Year 9 only: Wider reading https://www.balliol.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/balliol_english_reading_list_for_year_9-10_students.pdf
Devised by Professor Adam Smyth at Balliol College, Oxford University.

 

Key Stage 4

BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zr9d7ty
GCSE English Language learning and revision online.

Bibliomania http://www.bibliomania.com/
Free online books, study guides and resources.

British Library online https://www.bl.uk/learning/online-resources
With categories such as romantics and Victorian writers.

Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2020
https://cinemagic.org.uk/young-filmmaker/
Filmmaking competition for young people under 25.

Englishbiz http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/
GCSE resources for students.

English and Media Centre
https://www.englishandmedia.co.uk/video-clips/clip-listing 
Clips featuring readings, poetry and discussion on various topics including child language acquisition and ways of writing.

Favourite Poem http://www.favoritepoem.org/
Video recordings of Americans reading poems they love.

Great Writers Inspire http://writersinspire.org/
Collection of lectures, essays and e-books.

Poetry Foundation https://www.poetryfoundation.org/
Collections of poems, written and spoken, with a range of resources.

Poet Seers https://www.poetseers.org/
Collection of poetry from around the world including different spiritual traditions.

S-cool https://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/english
GCSE English revision.

Seneca Learning
https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Subject=English+Language&Subject=English+Literature
Free online learning for GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.

Shakespeare’s Globe https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/learn/research-and-collections/
Various learning resources and plays online.

SparkNotes https://www.sparknotes.com/
Study guides for Shakespeare and English Literature.

The Poetry Society https://poetrysociety.org.uk/young-poets/ 
Including competitions and a young poets network.

The School Reading List
Suggested reading for teenagers: 
https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/secondary-ks3-ks4-reading-lists/

List of various young writers competitions: 
https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/competitions-for-children/childrens-writing-competitions/ 
List of various public speaking and reading aloud competitions: 

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/competitions-for-children/public-speaking-and-reading-aloud/

Wider reading https://www.balliol.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/balliol_english_reading_list_for_year_9-10_students.pdf
Devised by Professor Adam Smyth at Balliol College, Oxford University.

Worcester College Bookshelf project https://www.worc.ox.ac.uk/applying/access-and-outreach/resources/bookshelf
Tutors and University students share books they enjoy.