Our work

As a not-for-profit organisation and the largest non-governmental funder of chemistry education in the UK, we exist to support you – for the benefit of science and the scientific community.

We believe everyone should have access to a high-quality chemistry education that’s engaging, stimulating and relevant. That’s why we’re committed to:

  • supporting the teachers inspiring future generations of scientists
  • speaking up to influence the people making the decisions that affect us all.


Our education policy team has two main aims: first, to ensure a consistent supply of chemistry educators in the future, through policy work relating to the recruitment, retention and development of specialist chemistry teachers. And second, to influence the advancement of the chemistry curriculum, along with related assessment and qualifications.


Our regional teams of Education Coordinators and Programme Managers work to support all chemistry teachers in all settings. Based throughout the UK and Ireland, they are dedicated to helping you provide engaging and inspiring chemistry lessons for all your students. They also enlist and enable our members to share their expertise with students at various events.

Resources and services

Our education publishing team supports teaching and learning with services and resources including Teach Chemistry, Education in Chemistry, CPD resources and schools engagement programmes.

What we offer

  • Laptop and books in library


    Browse our resources designed to support your teaching of chemistry to primary, secondary and higher education students. Including our collections on analytical and practical chemistry

  • Education in Chemistry magazine in print and digital

    Education in Chemistry

    Our magazine created for chemistry teachers is full of material to support and inspire you. Published online and in print by the Royal Society of Chemistry, we deliver a teacher-tailored experience, including science articles, teaching ideas, and downloadable resources

  • Chemistry pupil in laboratory holds up experiment while teacher points something out

    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

  • People attending a large event


    Our events for teachers range from small, informal resources sessions, careers sessions and curriculum contextualisation workshops to larger events such as teacher conferences. We also run competitions for students to put their chemistry skills into action

  • Teachers take notes during a professional development workshop

    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

  • Glassware on periodic table


    Enrichment opportunities provided by the RSC, including experimental and theory-based chemistry competitions like the UK Chemistry Olympiad.