Teach Chemistry

Get free support for every part of educating

We want to help you engage your students, deliver inspirational lessons, develop in your career, and build a supportive, effective department.

By setting up your free Teach Chemistry account, you’ll get unlimited access to the support you need, when you need it: lesson resources, personal development and well-being tools, funding opportunities and more.

Registration is open to all teachers and technicians at secondary schools, colleges and teacher training institutions in the UK and Ireland. If you teach chemistry, sign up for Teach Chemistry – it’s made for you.


Delivering high quality chemistry education in the classroom

We want to help you to:

  • feel confident in the classroom;
  • feel confident providing relevant practicals;
  • make chemistry relevant to your students; and
  • give all of your students equal opportunities to learn.

Our free support for you in the classroom is structured around these four themes. Teach Chemistry membership includes online quizzes to bridge the knowledge gap and develop your students' practical skills; termly regional newsletters to help you hear about enrichment opportunities; local events organised by our education coordinators; and much more.

Fostering a supportive, effective department

We want to help you to:

  • create a culture of open communication and collaboration;
  • promote staff wellbeing;
  • ensure all staff have access to development opportunities; and
  • build links within and beyond the school.

To enable you to do this we have a wide range of support available to Teach Chemistry schools. Our support for departments includes a school page to help you easily share bookmarked resources with your colleagues; complimentary Royal Society of Chemistry membership for one member of staff to provide access to member only wellbeing events and career advice; 50% off our professional development courses; and the chance to apply for up to £600 (€690) to organise your own event for local teachers or technicians.

Get your Education in Chemistry subscription

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All Teach Chemistry members can sign up to receive their own free copy of every print issue of Education in Chemistry.

Teach Chemistry registration is free and open to all teachers and technicians at secondary schools, colleges and teacher training institutions in the UK and Ireland.


Already a registered user or a member of the RSC? Sign in here.

Registering for Teach Chemistry can take a few days to process. We will email you when your application has been approved. You can then return to this page and sign up for the print issue of Education in Chemistry

Who can sign up?

Anyone who works at a secondary school, college or teacher training institution in the UK and Ireland can sign up to Teach Chemistry. There's no limit to the number of people from the same place who can sign up, so if your school is already registered then you can also register to join your colleagues on their Teach Chemistry account.

How do I sign up?

Registering is quick and easy, you’ll just need to provide us with a few details about you and your school. We'll then check these details, and send you a message as soon as your account is validated for Teach Chemistry. While you're waiting, you'll be able to use resources and read articles from Education in Chemistry. Once your account is validated for Teach Chemistry, you’ll have access to all the free support we offer.

If you’re the first person at your school to register you’ll become your school’s lead contact. The lead contact at your school can manage who else has access to your school’s Teach Chemistry account. They can use Teach Chemistry to share resources and ideas within your whole department, adding new colleagues to your account as they join and removing old colleagues as they leave.

Register for Teach Chemistry

How much does Teach Chemistry cost?

There's no charge for Teach Chemistry membership for your school or college.

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