Assessment and (Provisional) Examination / Assessment Dates:
• End of unit internal assessments
• A Pre- Public Examination (January 2018)
• Two final GCSE papers 1hr 45minutes each (May and June 2019)

Key Resources:
• Classroom Textbook [provided] : Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Chemistry Student Book Series Editor: Mark Levesley • Pearsons Publishers Limited • Paperback ISBN 9781292120218
• Revision Book : New Grade 9-1 GCSE Chemistry: Edexcel Revision Guide with Online Edition • Paperback •ISBN 978 1 78294 572 7 : multiple choice revsion tool availiable online or via an app.

Areas of study:
The key ideas specific to the Chemistry content include:
● matter is composed of tiny particles called atoms and there are about 100 different
naturally occurring types of atoms called elements
● elements show periodic relationships in their chemical and physical properties
● these periodic properties can be explained in terms of the atomic structure of the elements
● atoms bond by either transferring electrons from one atom to another or by sharing electrons
● the shapes of molecules (groups of atoms bonded together) and the way giant structures
are arranged is of great importance in terms of the way they behave
● chemical reactions take place in only three different ways:
o proton transfer
o electron transfer
o electron sharing
● energy is conserved in chemical reactions so can therefore be neither created nor destroyed.

Working scientifically
The GCSE in Chemistry requires students to develop the skills, knowledge and
understanding of working scientifically. Working scientifically will be assessed through
examination and the completion of the eight core practicals.

Assessment components:
The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Chemistry consists of two externally examined papers. These are available at foundation tier and higher tier.
Students must complete all assessments in the same tier.

Content covered in year 10
Paper 1 (*Paper code: 1CH0/1F and 1CH0/1H) - Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes
50% of the qualification - 100 marks
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

Content covered in year 11
Paper 2 (Paper code: 1CH0/2F and 1CH0/2H) - Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes
50% of the qualification - 100 marks
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

Useful websites - Youtube channel playlist for Chemistry lessons