The work on the third edition of Nuffield Advanced Chemistry led to significant, but not drastic, changes in the content and presentation of the course from the revised edition. An important change was to start the revised course at the level of knowledge and understanding of chemistry that could be expected from students who had studied Double Award Science in the National Curriculum, and not a full chemistry course. With this in mind, two new introductory topics were created to start the course.

The first topic was completely new. It was designed to revisit and reinforce essential chemical ideas from the National Curriculum through the study of some reactions of iron compounds. In the second introductory topic the reactions of alcohols were used to introduce basic ideas about organic compounds.

To build on the work done on scientific investigation (as required for GCSE by the Sc1 attainment target in the National Curriculum) there was a greater emphasis on investigative practical work in this edition of the course.



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Nuffield Advanced Science: Book of Data (Second Edition)

The revised edition of the Nuffield Advanced Science Book of Data was based on the first edition. However there were many changes because of feedback from users, changes in syllabuses, and the availability of better sources of data. The content was changed.

Conversion tables and tables of mathematical...

Nuffield Advanced Chemistry (Third Edition): Students’ Book

Like its predecessors, the students' book of the third edition of Nuffield Advanced Chemistry contained instructions for practical work, interpretations of the experiments, background reading, and questions to help students develop their understanding of chemical ideas. All topics had several features in common...

Nuffield Advanced Chemistry (Third Edition): Teachers’ Guide

In the third edition of the teachers’ guide for Nuffield Advanced Chemistry, each topic started with a summary of content, estimates of the teaching time needed, and teaching objectives. Most sections of topics also included a suggested treatment which was a guide to teaching the material, and there were answers to...