How many student and staff can access a school subscription?

There is no limit on the number of students or staff who can access physics-online with a school subscription. You can set up each teacher with a login and set up one generic student login to be is shared by all students at the school. All students that physically attend the school are elibigle.

Does the subscription renew automatically?

We never renew automatically and we don't store payment card details. When your renewal date is approaching we'll remind you by email and give you the various options for renewing.

Why is the price so low?

You only pay for access to our premium content and features. also links to 3rd party sites / resources that are freely available on the web and in the Lite Version - no charge is made for this.

When and where can the be accessed?

With a single-user or school subscription you can access physics-online from anywhere at any time. With a Home subscription you can access at weekends and Mon-Fri after 4pm (your local time).

What is the Single-user subscription?

This allows one person to access at any time or place.

Can students use the School Subscription to access the site at home?

Yes, the school subscription can be accessed by teachers and students at home, school or anywhere at any time of the day.

What does the Free Lite Subscription offer?

The free lite subscription provides single-user access to all 3rd party linked resources, but restricts access to the premium content developed by physics-online. There is also a lite-use limit which refreshes every seven days. Lite use is pooled across the same IP Address so it doesn't suit many people accessing from the same school. We'd like offer as much lite-use as possible, however the highly interactive nature of the physics-online service puts quite a load on the server and we have to prioritize server performance for paid users.

Can I upgrade later?

The sign up system allows upgrading between lite accounts and other accounts. If you wish to upgrade between paid accounts please contact us.

If I don't like it can I get a refund?

Sure, we're confident you will find useful, however if you're not entirely happy we'll refund your subscription on a pro-rata bases calculated quarterly.

Do you accept school purchase orders?

Yes, we accept official purchase orders from schools and colleges for school subscriptions. Download an order form (DOC) (PDF)