Frequently asked questions and more information from The Science Break
What is The Science Break?
The Science Break is a video-based learning and revision resource for the new 9-1 AQA GCSE Science courses. It has been planned, designed and created by an experienced science teacher (me ?). In the past I had huge success in making GCSE Science videos, with thousands of students succeeding in their GCSE Science because of the help they received from my videos. This is a new project that builds on that experience and takes it further to provide better than ever resource. You can register for access to 60 free videos that cover a large proportion of the paper 1 topics for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. So if you don’t want to subscribe and join the community, you still have help for lots of topics for your course. For paid users, there are assessments built in for every video. All the resources for triple science gives access to over 1700 multiple choice questions and over 800 marks worth of open questions (with answers).
For Combined Science students, there are 1200+ multiple choice and 600 marks worth of open questions.
Who is behind The Science Break?
My name is Kishore Vyas and I am the founder and creator of The Science Break. This website is one of the few that is planned, developed, updated and kept up to date by a teacher with years of experience. There is more information on the About page.
How much is a subscription?
Biology, Chemistry and Physics are £2.99 per month each and Combined Science Trilogy is £5.99 per month. You can save by purchasing a year subscription. See the pricing page for more details.
What is GCSE Science Trilogy?
GCSE Science Trilogy is the 9-1 Combined Science course from AQA. It is worth 2 GCSEs, some might call it double science. Students get two grades from 1-1 to the top, 9-9.
Do you offer tuition?
Yes, I can offer online tuition for any of the sciences. It can be done over skype. The advantage of online tuition is that you don't have to book by the hour and you can have 15 minutes of help every now and then or you can have a weekly slot to help boost your learning. Get in touch using the contact form or write to me at [email protected]
Do you cover Separate Science?
Yes! the videos and assessments cover all the content for Separate Science. Which ever course you choose, Combined (Trilogy) or Separate, you'll have the correct videos you need for both foundation and higher. All higher videos are labelled.
Why choose The Science Break and not another video based website?
Well, the first thing is you need the videos to be made by an experienced teacher - that's me! But that is not always enough. In 2012 I started and grew the first and largest GCSE Science website and Youtube channel, accumulating 25 million views. In 2015 I left that project (long story!) and eventually started The Science Break in 2018. While I was away, I taught all the science courses in their first year at school and through private tuition. That put me in a unique position of very quickly, come up to speed with the specifications. But yes, there are so many other choices now, but The Science Break is better and cheaper than its nearest equivalent.
In 2013 as a result of my work on GCSE Science videos I received a record number of nominations for Teacher of the Year. Didn't win it on that occasion but it was still a humbling tribute from so many hard working students around the country. So now, here we are back again, and while it's taking longer to reach students, it is reaching students and is beginning to grow.
Can I see some of your videos?
Yes, my purpose here is to help as many students as possible with GCSE science as I have been doing for more than a couple of decades. Register for free to use 60 videos to help with your science course, and if you're still not sure, head over to The Science Break on Youtube and get access to every video for Biology, Chemistry and Physics Separate and Combined (in neat playlists). And you can listen to my GCSE Science podcast on Spotify and iTunes, called The Science Break. Oh, and here is the link to the Youtube Channel.
Subscribe to the website and get access to all the videos, plus notes, assessments, exam style questions with answers and guidance notes.
Still not sure? Drop me a line and we can have a chat about what The Science Break can do to help you. Contact
How long did it take to make the videos?
That is a common question. There is a lot of work that goes into making the videos, which starts with planning the amount of content to cover, then putting together the diagrams, then planning out the slides, recording, editing and publishing.
Some videos are done is about four hours, others take longer. And being a new course, the videos are updated every year to include what we have learned from the latest set of exams and examiner reports. We don't sit here, churn out videos and then do nothing for the lifetime of the spec. And yes, I do teach while doing this. It's a ton of work, which sometimes just seems overwhelming but at the end of it, when students achieve their potential because of the help they got, it all seems worth it.