Here is a collection of sites that have been recommended by parents for students.

General
How to use the Internet for research - ideal for years 6, 7 and 8

Sites that 'tell lies' - a school favourite and great fun.

Eduseek - Thousands of links to educational pages

BBC Schools pages for 11 to 16-year-olds

Geography
The CIA World Factbook - Everything you ever wanted to know about every country in the world.

History
Schoolhistory.co.uk

Spartacus Schoolnet - Lots of interesting history topics

Useful dates in British history

British history timeline - An interactive British History timeline from the BBC.

Science
The Nine Planets - A multimedia tour of the solar system

NASA for kids