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Chemistry

Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9 - 1) in Chemistry (1CH0)

Chemistry consists of two externally examined papers which are worth 50% each. 
It is also available at foundation and higher tier. All examinations are 1 hour and 45 minutes in length and students must complete all assessments within the same tier (either foundation or higher).

Please click on the link for the full specification: Chemistry GCSE 

Overview of Topics Covered in Each Paper

Paper  Topics 
Paper 1
  • Topic 1 – Key concepts in chemistry
  • Topic 2 – States of matter and mixtures
  • Topic 3 – Chemical changes
  • Topic 4 – Extracting metals and equilibria
  • Topic 5 – Separate chemistry 1
Paper 2 
  • Topic 1 – Key concepts in chemistry
  • Topic 6 – Groups in the periodic table
  • Topic 7 – Rates of reaction and energy changes
  • Topic 8 – Fuels and Earth science
  • Topic 9 – Separate chemistry 2