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  • How are the sciences timetabled at KS4 in schools? (Draft)
    Take part in our online survey exploring models used for timetabling of the sciences at GCSE. The Royal Society of Chemistry is working with the Association for Science Education, Institute of Physics, Royal Society, Royal Society of Biology and Shift Learning to gather feedback from those who have a strong knowledge of how the sciences are ... more...
  • Are your students taking chemistry to the next level? (Draft)
    Do you teach chemistry to A Level, Higher or Leaving Certificate students in the UK or Ireland? If you do, we need your help with a short survey about your students' degere choices. We're seeing a downward trend in applications to study chemistry at university that isn't fully explained by any change in entries to pre-degree qualifications. We'd like ... more...
  • Why do we approve our own training courses? (Draft)
    As a professional body, we encourage all of our members to develop their technical and professional skills by undertaking continuing professional development (CPD). This can take many forms including formal, structured training courses. To help our members decide on valuable and appropriate training for their needs, we started a programme to ... more...

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Archive for May, 2017
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We recently told ChemNet members about changes to the service for chemistry students aged 14-18, and we want to share them more widely. Many adult RSC members and chemistry teachers have promoted our support for chemistry students and encouraged them to register with ChemNet. For that support and advocacy over the years we've been enormously grateful.

ChemNet comprises regional events, an online forum with careers and chemistry advisors, and information and resources for students. Last year we carried out a comprehensive review to decide its future, and we discovered that ChemNet isn’t offering its student members or their teachers what they want.

Students and teachers told us they value advice, resources, careers information, and events. The forum functions, accessed only by ChemNet members, were less useful. So we’re working on improving access to the most useful support for all, without requiring ChemNet accounts.

We have already removed the option to register new members. Other changes will come into effect in a few weeks (late June), when we will close the online forums and site, and stop providing ChemNet membership and student-oriented accounts. Until then the site will operate as normal.

Our educational events, news, resources, careers and chemistry subject advice (currently known as Dr Careers and Dr ChemNet) will be independently accessible to students and teachers alike.

How can you continue to engage young people with chemistry?

If you're a teacher or student:

If you're an advocate for chemistry and RSC member:
All of the above will continue after we close ChemNet and its website. If you have questions about the changes to ChemNet, or our resources and general support, please email us at
Posted by Duncan McMillan on May 18, 2017 1:27 PM BST