Frequently Asked Questions
Please read the questions below if you have issues or queries about the Videos or Workbooks. There is a lot of information in the answers that will help so please come here first if you have any questions.
Updates to Videos and Workbooks
There are no active updates. Please revisit this section periodically to check for updates or changes to Videos and Workbooks.
Are your Videos and Workbooks for the AQA specifications?
Yes both the Videos and Workbooks apply to the AQA specifications. However there is also a huge amount of overlap with the other exam boards. I will be producing specific Videos and Workbooks for the other exam boards in the near future, please check the website for updates.
Do the Videos cover Higher and Foundation?
Yes, all of the Higher and Foundation content is covered in the videos. Anything that is specifically for Higher students is clearly flagged up in the relevant video.
How do I buy a Workbook?
Click on Workbooks, this will take you to the relevant section of the shop. There are workbooks available for Triple, Combined Science Higher and Combined Science Foundation. Be careful to select the correct workbook.
All payments are taken through Paypal although you do not need a Paypal account.
How do I view a Workbook?
When you buy the workbooks you will be emailed the files you need and instructions on how to view them. Keep your eye out for two emails (check spam folders), one from freesciencelessons (order complete and file download emails. If you used a Paypal account this one will go to that address) and one from Locklizard Licensing (instructions, viewer download and your license file. This one will go to the address associated with you freesciencelessons account).
The workbooks are protected PDF files that are licensed specifically to you and your device (2 maximum), after purchase you will need to download the secure viewer and upload your license to view the files.
If you have any issues using the viewer please visit the Locklizard Knowledge Base in the first instance.
Can I view the Workbooks on any device?
The Workbooks are secure PDFs viewed through the Locklizard Safeguard viewer, the viewer is available for MacOS and Windows computers and viewer apps are available for both iOS and Android mobile devices.
Can I print the workbooks?
Yes. Because the workbooks are very large I have divided them into smaller chapters to make it easier for you to print them. The license entitles you to print a total of two copies of each chapter.
Please note that printing of the workbooks is not possible from mobile devices.
Do I need to be connected to the Internet to view a Workbook?
You need to be connected to the internet to be able to purchase a Workbook, install the viewer and upload your license. After this has been done the viewer will connect to the Internet every seven days to check for updates and license changes etc.
How do I know if the workbooks have been changed or updated?
I do update the workbooks (and the videos) periodically, often because I want to make something clearer. You need to regularly check the updates section in the FAQ.
Will you be making Videos and Workbooks for other exam boards including iGCSE?
Yes, I am planning in the future to cover all the main exam boards including iGCSE. This will take some time though.
When will the other Workbooks be available?
Each Workbook covers every single video and takes a great deal of time to write. I am aiming to release a new Workbook every two to three months.
I think I spotted a mistake in a Video/Workbook what should I do?
Occasionally the odd mistake does crop up and I really appreciate it people let me know. If you do think you have spotted a mistake please leave a comment on my youtube channel freesciencelessons or via twitter (@ukscienceguy).
Can I get a level 9 if I just watch your videos?
Some students may be able to get level nines by basing all of their revision on my Videos (as well as past paper questions). However I would strongly recommend buying my revision Workbooks as these complement the Videos and will make your revision much more effective. I should point out though that the grade you get will depend both on your ability and the amount of work you put in. I cannot guarantee any grade for any student.
Where are the A-level Videos?
I have already produced several videos on A-level Biology and Chemistry and will be producing more later in 2019. However I am focusing on the GCSE Workbooks at the moment and these are involving a great deal of work.
Why are the Videos free but the Workbooks aren't?
It’s really important for me that the Videos are free. This means that anyone around the world can benefit from them. However the Workbooks take hundreds of hours to produce. I should point out though that I’ve made the Workbooks as cheap as I can. Considering the huge amount of content in them I think they are really excellent value for money.
Can you make a Video on a specific topic if I contact you?
Sorry but I cannot provide that service. Each Video takes around 5 hours to produce. I still have to make GCSE Videos for other exam boards and also A-Level Videos.
If you have any issues with viewing the Workbooks or other problems not covered in the FAQ then please email email@example.com.