GCSE Science YouTube Channels

  • Suggestions for other GCSE Science YouTube Channels in the comments box at the bottom of the page or contact me here…
  • If you are doing A-level you will find some of these channels helpful as they have both A-level and GCSE content.
  • And dont forget if you are a teacher, student or a parent and  you like any of these channels make sure you vote at the bottom of the page.

The Top Ten List:

Christopher Thornton

c. 93 videos. c. 7k subscribers. Joined in 2013.

Mr Thornton, originally aimed at students get that C grade, now new videos let students aim higher so they can get an A. Videos are nicely colour coded, green for biology, blue for chemistry and red for physics. Clips are also separated into higher and foundation.


c. 223 videos. c. 116k subscribers. Joined in 2012.

Dr Physics, yes a real doctor of physics, specialising in nuclear physics, has videos for both A-level and GCSE. Although clips are recordings of the Dr making notes and most are pretty long his style is engaging and very informative. This is probably why, compared with others he has so many subscribers.

Free Science Lessons

c. 270 videos. c. 6k subscribers. Joined in 2013.

Otherwise known as the UK science guy, there are GCSE videos for chemistry, physics and biology. He has the most science GCSE videos on youtube and lots of subscribers so defiantly worth checking out if revising for GCSEs. Videos are of the science guy front of a blue screen while the action goes on around him.

GCSE Chemistry Teacher

c. 151 videos. c. 1.6k subscribers. Joined in 2013.

As the name suggests this is just for Chemistry GCSE with focus on the OCR specification at foundation and higher level. Videos involve this teacher going through powerpoint slides with lots of images and text so students can stop with clip and read in their own time. Learning objectives for each video help to focus on learning needed from the specification.

Learn Physics

c. 61 videos. c. 3k subscribers. Joined in 2010.

Another physics channel; this one has been around for a while and mainly focuses on the AQA syllabus at GCSE level. There are a few clips for A-level physics and another channel linked to this one for GCSE chemistry. Videos are of powerpoints some with simulations included and a voiceover from this experienced teacher.

Mr Douglas’ GCSE Biology Flipped Learning and Revision Videos

c. 34 videos. c. 1k subscribers. Joined in 2013.

Focus here is purely on biology with videos made the the Edexcel GCSE both core and additional. Mr Douglas adopts the flipped learning approach when his students watch his videos and apply their knowledge when in lesson. Videos are made using powerpoints and voiceover to explain the concepts.  

My GCSE Science.

c. 77 videos. c. 61 k subscribers. Joined in 2011.

For a lot of students this is the go to channel for all GCSE science revision. Videos are very well organised for the AQA specification although there is only access on YouTube to the core videos. For additional and separate sciences a fee is now charged with access though the website. Videos are made using an electronic whiteboard and voice-over.

E Rintoul

c. 52 videos. c. 8k subscribers. Joined in 2014.

Mr Rintoul produces videos mostly for AS Chemistry with more for the A2 course in development as well as a few for iGCSE. New clips have been produced for the most recent specification and they are explained though the use of an electronic whiteboard and voice-over.


c. 42 videos. c. 1.3k subscribers. Joined in 2011.

Although not a huge number of videos here this would still be useful for anyone studying OCR physics at GCSE. It is also good to see videos made for KS3 students who seem to have been left out of this list. Videos are made using images and diagrams with voiceover for explanation.  

StudySmart: Science

c.73 videos. c. 1k subscribers. Joined in 2015.

This channel focuses on all EDEXCEL GCSE sciences with detailed videos suitable for any students even those aiming for an A*. Videos are displayed in an interesting and engaging style with learning objectives used to focus the learning. Videos are in playlists with an interesting addition called science theatre.



Still not enough? Then try these…

sciencetutorial4uLots of videos here for biology, chemistry and physics at GCSE.

A Level Chemistry Revision Videos by Allery TutorsTeacher, tutor and business owner Chris puts a lot of details into his videos.

Matthew JamesAn A-level chemistry teacher, this time focus is on AQA syllabus.

A Level Physics OnlineThis is a good one for physics and would defiantly be on the list if this was was for just for A-level.

StreetlyScienceVideos from Streetly Academy Science Department in the west midlands.

GorillaPhysicsHints and tips for secondary school Physics; worth having a look at another physics channel.

5 thoughts on “GCSE Science YouTube Channels

  • 8th April 2016 at 7:28 am

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    • 15th April 2016 at 6:55 am

      You are welcome Christopher, glad you like it!

  • 27th June 2016 at 7:09 am

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    • 2nd May 2017 at 5:34 am

      Thanks Laura, looks great and very relevant for biology students.


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