posted by Ella Wells

You can watch YouTube and study at the same time.

We’re getting to that time of year where those six week summer holidays couldn’t come quick enough – but whilst you’re dreaming of soaking up that sun, you’re currently drowning in a sea of revision. Studying for exams can sometimes prove tough when you would rather spend your evenings after school watching non-stop YouTube, but what if we told you that you could do both. That’s right, we’re here to bring you the 7 most educational YouTube channels you need to watch.


The Internet science star that is Michael Stevens uploads thought provoking videos that will blow your mind. The YouTuber that makes videos for his Vsauce channel shares his knowledge in the form of five minute long videos which range from ‘Why Do We Dream‘ to ‘How To Count Past Infinity‘.

Crash Course

Who knew that one of our favourite YouTube duo’s were behind this education channel. Crash Course was founded by the incredible Vlogbrothers who cover all subjects from Literature and History to Chemistry and Physics. If they don’t help you with your studies then we don’t know who will.


TED-Ed’s videos are short educational lessons on different subjects in an animated form. Not as fun as watching a Zoella haul but they’re videos on grammar and DNA you are for sure to get ahead in your English and Science lessons.


This channel is literally all about science. With experiments and interviews with scientists, they challenge themselves by asking all of life’s unanswerable questions – maybe you could suggest some of their demonstrations to your teacher.


If you’re looking for some help when it comes to passing your maths, then this is the channel you need to be watching. Tecmaths description reads “methods to make maths easierwhich is something we’ve been wishing for – maths is not easy!

It’s History 

History is interesting, but there seems to be no fun way to learn it. The It’s History channel, which will talk you through the most important historical eras such as The Cold War and The Industrial Revolution, will make sure you never fail a history exam again.

How to Adult

School is great, but there are some things that exams can’t teach you. Unfortunately, the education system doesn’t teach you how to do your laundry or how to cook spaghetti but that’s where the How to Adult channel comes in. Trust us adulting is hard so you can thank us later.