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The Nuffield 13 to 16 project grew out of an investigation set up by the Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project in 1974. This was CESIS: Curriculum and Examination Systems in Integrated Science. The main finding was that what teachers needed was a project to help them make the best use of all the resources...

The Nuffield Foundation set up the Nuffield Science in Practice project in 1991 to innovate in the field of vocational science education. Just as work started, the government announced that the National Council of Vocational Qualifications (NCVQ) would be setting up a...

At first, Intermediate level GNVQ was planned as a one-year, post-16 qualification. The programme consisted of four mandatory units of work, two optional units (from a choice of four) and three units of core skills. This level was intended for students with a range of GCSE passes, but few A-C grades. The completed...

There were close links between the Nuffield Foundation and the Schools Council in the planning and evaluation of the Nuffield Secondary Science Project. Following publication of the Newsom Report, the Council commissioned a group of experts to prepare the ground for the Nuffield project. The findings were published...

Salters' Science

Salters' Science was a complete teaching programme to provide an applications-led approach to double award science at Key Stage Four. It was followed by 'Science Focus', a Key Stage Three programme to illustrate a similar approach to teaching and learning in science....

The Salters’ double award science course included 12 modules for Year Ten. Each module relates to materials, phenomena or ideas which would be familiar to students or of value in their everyday lives. These starting points illustrate scientific principles in action, creating an applications-led course of study. By...

The Salters’ double award science course included 11 modules for Year 11. Each module relates to materials, phenomena or ideas which would be familiar to students or of value in their everyday lives. These starting points illustrated scientific principles in action,...

The Salters' GCSE Biology course (1993 – 2007) was based on the biology content from the double award science course, with the addition of four new modules to provide coverage of the extra content.

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The Salters' GCSE chemistry course (1993 – 2007) was based on the chemistry content from the double award science course, with the addition of three new modules to provide coverage of the extra content.

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Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted reports directly to Parliament and is independent and impartial. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

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