An evaluation of chemistry for our future

Client: Royal Society of Chemistry | NFER Contact: Suzanne Straw

From 2006–2008, HEFCE funded the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to deliver Chemistry for our Future (CFOF) – a £3.6 million pilot programme to enhance young people’s experiences of chemistry both in and out of school and in undergraduate chemistry courses. With an additional £1.65 million, CFOF continued in an extension phase from September 2008 to July 2009. The RSC commissioned the NFER to evaluate the CFOF programme, including its development and progress over the years, the outcomes and impacts for school pupils, university students, teachers and HEIs, and the opportunities and challenges for sustaining and embedding the CFOF work.

Time scale: August 2007 - July 2009

NFER Project Code: CFF

Research reports/findings



The report is also available on the RSC Chemistry for our Future website.