Encyclopædia Britannica has been a leader in reference and education publishing since 1768. In the early 1980s, Britannica became a pioneer in the development of electronic publishing and has since had a significant presence within this market worldwide.

Britannica Online School Edition provides expert content for primary and secondary schools. Articles, images, videos and other interactive materials are available all at the touch of a button.
Britannica Online School Edition is fully compatible with all existing classroom technology, from interactive whiteboards and laptops to mobile devices.

  • Age appropriate
  • Britannica Online School Edition is separated into three online encyclopædias, which are written and edited for learners of different ages. Primary Britannica caters for younger learners, aged 5 – 11, Britannica Student focuses on learners aged 12 – 16, while the advanced level Encylopædia Britannica is for A level students and above. It also includes Britannica Learning Zone®, an activity area for early learners to help with literacy and numeracy
  • Trusted information
  • Britannica is one of the world’s most trusted sources of information. With more than 200 years of delivering clear and current content and 4,000 expert contributors around the world, students and teachers can be confident that they can find non-biased, correct and up-to-date information
  • Cross-curricular
  • Britannica supports all primary and secondary curriculum topics for all ages and levels
  • Find information quickly
  • It can often take a lot of time to find good online resources. Britannica offers a starting point for any classroom project where results are shown by relevance. Its ready-made lesson plans, worksheets and quizzes also help teachers save time in lesson preparation
  • Teacher support
  • As well as thousands of articles and images to engage students in the classroom, Britannica offers online resources and interactive lessons for teachers to integrate into their lesson plans Britannica and your classroom technology

Britannica Image Quest

Britannica Image Quest is powered by Universal Images Group Limited'
Britannica Image Quest provides unlimited access to more than two million images for use in the classroom, sourced from over 50 of the best picture collections in the world.

Rights-cleared for educational use and fully-interactive with classroom technology, Britannica Image Quest provides schools with safe and secure access to the world’s most inspiring images.
  • High quality
  • Access to more than two million high-quality images, which are not often available in public collections
  • Copyright-cleared
  • All images are rights-cleared for educational use and can be printed, saved, shared or e-mailed by teachers and students
  • Safe searching
  • All images are completely safe for use in educational institutions
  • Easy to use
  • Images are in one place and a single annual subscription gives 24/7 access, providing huge savings over the purchase of rights for individual images
  • Regular updates
  • Collections are updated regularly to reflect the changing news agenda
Collections include:
  • The British Library
  • Getty Images
  • National Geographic Society
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Natural History Museum
  • The Science Museum

Students’ misconceptions about core areas of science are a significant barrier to learning and overcoming them can be a challenge.
Covering important topics that students traditionally find difficult, Britannica Pathways: Science is an innovative online resource that supports effective teaching of science for 11-14 year olds.
Developed in response to feedback from teachers, Britannica Pathways: Science can help!

  • Challenge students’ ideas
  • Tackle major science misconceptions head-on with ready to use resources
  • Step-by-step approach to enquiry-based learning
  • From initial classroom discussion of probe questions, students learn how to develop hypotheses, dig for evidence, evaluate data, and reach informed conclusions
  • Access to trusted content
  • Offers direct access to rich and reliable content from Britannica Online: School Edition
  • High curriculum relevance
  • Covers misconceptions across the curriculum – Materials, Forces and Motion, Energy, Light and Sound, Living Things, Inheritance and Evolution, The Environment, Planet Earth and The Universe
  • Ideal for classroom use
  • There’s no limit on the number of simultaneous users, and Britannica Pathways: Science is fully compatible with technologies such as interactive whiteboards and virtual learning platforms
  • Great for homework
  • Setting follow-up homework assignments is easy – and no marking is required
  • Regularly updated
  • Material is regularly reviewed and updated

Britannica SmartMath Practice is an interactive maths programme for schools. Popular with kids and teens, SmartMath is a fun, engaging, and effective resource for classrooms, after-school activities, summer programs, and homeschoolers.

The game-like interface motivates students and holds their attention, while its advanced technology adapts to each student’s level. Children of all abilities progress at their own pace, mastering math skills along the way.
Individualised and research-based so that students can learn at their own pace, SmartMath Practice can significantly improve maths skills and test scores for pupils of all abilities.