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Private tuition harms social mobility

23 March 2018By

The gap is widening for those who can’t afford it

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Schools aren't doing enough to expose pupils to employers

21 March 2018By Oli Hallam

Now there is increasing support for schools to provide it

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Working nine to nine

6 March 2018By

A harmful overwork culture

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Memorable teaching

26 February 2018By

What’s your most memorable teaching experience? The RSC education team recount some of theirs

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Why I teach chemistry as a creative discipline

14 February 2018By

Chemistry needs creative approaches and it is possible to teach them

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Unstacking the odds

15 December 2017By

The role chemistry teachers can play in tackling social immobility

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Exams – the insider’s perspective

5 December 2017By

Neil Goalby writes exam questions – the work is creative and benefits his teaching

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Policymakers are misusing international education rankings

6 April 2018

Statisticians call for more subtle analyses of data

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5% pay rise needed to fix science teacher shortage

3 April 2018

Report calls for early career pay supplement

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Girls say they regret dropping STEM subjects

21 March 2018

Parent pressure and a lack of confidence influence students’ decisions

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‘Outstanding’ schools more likely to seek specialist science teachers

23 February 2018

Report finds ‘substantial inequalities’ in system

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Recognition for technicians

20 February 2018

Techognition week is here

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Students win prizes for homemade spectrometers

22 March 2018By

Inspired chemistry projects

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Gender inequality problems remain in higher education

28 February 2018By

In 2015, only 9% of chemistry professors were women

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A new definition for the mole

6 February 2018By

What’s the impact on teaching and exams?

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Six lessons from the 2017 exams

1 February 2018By

How to best prepare for the 2018 A-level chemistry exam

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What else can a teacher do?

Help for teachers to remain in or leave teaching

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Calculations in chemistry: an introduction

Packed with questions and problems for undergraduate students

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Strange chemistry

The stories your chemistry teacher wouldn’t tell you

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Implementing departmental change

US schools move towards inquiry-based teaching

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How to make the most of mistakes

Being wrong can be good (sometimes)

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