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Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project Combined Science Project

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA CNU/CSP
Held at: King's College London College Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project Combined Science Project
Date(s): 1964-1970
Level of description: Sub-fonds of Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project
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Extent: 8 boxes
Name of creator(s): Chelsea College | Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project | Combined Science Project
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project Combined Science Project was intended for children in the 11 to 13 age range, and aimed to be adaptable for use within a range of abilities. The subject matter of the course was based on the material developed by the separate O-Level Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Projects in biology, chemistry and physics, and was divided into ten sections: the world around us; looking for patterns; how living things begin; air; electricity; water; small things; earth; insects; and energy. The organiser of the project was M J Elwell, guided by the consultative committee under the chairmanship of Professor M Stacey.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records, 1964-1970, of the Nuffield Foundation Combined Science Project, including general correspondence and a preliminary survey, 1964-1965; synopsis of course contents, 1965; progress report, 1966; correspondence relating to trials schools; papers relating to a conference of 1966; apparatus lists; consultative committee minutes and correspondence, 1967-1970; lists of trial schools and teachers, 1968.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

This summary guide and detailed catalogue online and available in reading room at King's College London Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were transferred to King's College London Archives from the Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project at Chelsea College.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Archives holds the records of the Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project (NFSTP), 1949-1993 (Ref: CNU), the other sub-fonds comprising general papers, 1961-1974 (Ref: CNU/STP); the Secondary Science Education Programme, 1965-1974 (Ref: CNU/SS); the Junior Science Project, 1960-1974 (Ref: CNU/JSP); A-level in Physical Sciences, 1955-1974 (Ref: CNU/ALPS); Physics A- and O-level, 1963-1972 (Ref: CNU/PAL, CNU/POL); Chemistry O-level, 1962-1974 (Ref: CNU/COL); Chemistry A-level, 1962-1974 (Ref: CNU/CAL); Biology O-level, 1962-c1973 (Ref: CNU/BOL); Biology A-level, 1963-1972 (Ref: CNU/BAL); records relating to publications, also including material on NFSTP administration, 1949-1992 (Ref: CNU/PBN); published texts, 1960-1993 (Ref: CNU/TEXT); film loops and accompanying teaching notes, 1966-1978 (Ref: CNU/BOL/FL, CNU/COL/FL, CNU/BAL/FL, CNU/CAL/FL, CNU/PAL/FL, CNU/SS/FL, CNU/CSP/FL). It also holds records of the Schools Council Integrated Science Project (based, like the NFSTP, at Chelsea College and inspired by the Nuffield Combined Science Scheme), 1968-1984 (Ref: C/SCISP, C/SC, C/SCPT, C/SCI5-13).


Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Source: list at King's College London Archives.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2001, revised Mar 2001

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