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A Life in Brine

Brine shrimps can easily be kept in a jar or aquarium. This article explores some aspects of their lives which are relevant to a GCSE science course....

The Nuffield Physical Science course explored the regions of common interest to physicists and chemists. The course focussed on the contributions that physics and chemistry make to the study of the structure and properties of materials. The physics topics explored the interlocking roles of matter, energy and...

The five books covering the core course of Nuffield Advanced Mathematics each consisted mainly of activities through which students could develop their understanding of mathematical ideas and results, or could apply their knowledge and understanding to problems of various kinds. The activities were designed to make...

As part of the Nuffield Advanced Mathematics A-level course, each student had to choose an option to study from a list of eight titles. Students could take Further Mathematics at AS or A level by taking a further three or six options.

The option books were intended to be as suitable for individual work and...

In addition to the core text books and the options, the Nuffield Advanced Mathematics project published two other resources for students to support their learning and broaden their appreciation of mathematics.

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...

The Advanced GNVQ was a two-year, post-16 qualification. Originally it consisted of eight mandatory (compulsory) units, four optional units and three units of core skills. This level was for students who had achieved four or more GCSEs at grade C or above. The Advanced GNVQ was considered equivalent to two A level...

In Revised Nuffield Advanced Chemistry, the basic aims and ideas of the first edition, the outline of the topics, and much of the detail remained the same. However, since the publication of the ...

There were eighteen topics in Revised Nuffield Advanced Chemistry divided into two, corresponding to the two years of a post-16 A-level course.

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Towards the end of the Revised Nuffield Advanced Chemistry course, students made a four week study of a science that was based on chemical principles. The principal purpose of this section of the course was to enable students to see something of the scope of a related subject, and to appreciate its dependence upon...

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