Chemistry GCSE

What is the subject and why should you study it?

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. We offer the triple science option to our highest achieving students.

Chemistry GCSE (8462)
Atomic structure & the periodic table

Bonding, structure & properties of matter

Quantitative chemistry

Chemical changes

Energy changes

The rate & extent of chemical change

Organic chemistry

Chemical analysis

Chemistry of the atmosphere

Using resources

How is the course assessed?

100% final exams, 2 papers, 105 minutes each, grade awarded on scale from 9 to 1

Foundation (Grades 5 to 1) and Higher (Grades 9 to 4) tiers are available


AQA | GCSE | Chemistry | Specification at a glance