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Using cognitive science for more effective lesson planning

Take advantage of how the mind works and improve learning outcomes

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5 tips for teaching VSEPR theory

Use the latest research to help your students form correct mental images when predicting molecular geometries

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Teach Chemistry

Discover support designed to help you and your colleagues deliver high-quality, engaging chemistry lessons within a supportive science department. Get access to exclusive benefits for your school or institution, including activities and ideas linked to eight themes of effective practice. All devised to build confidence in your classroom and department

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Teacher PD

Expand your skills, knowledge, expertise and confidence. Take a comprehensive approach to professional development with our well-rounded programme of training and learning that aims to support every aspect of your Chemistry teaching

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Teacher mentoring

Further your career with our mentoring schemes. We pair experienced educators with early career teachers in order to provide support and guidance, as well as contribute to the professional development of both mentor and mentee

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UK Chemistry Olympiad

Challenge your students and boost their confidence by encouraging them to test their knowledge and skills in a competitive environment. The leading chemistry competition for young minds in the UK is an excellent opportunity to help your secondary school students develop creative thinking and apply their knowledge in new and interesting contexts.

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Find out how we can support you in delivering the national curriculum for chemistry and science

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