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Specification


GCE Chemistry




Edexcel Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Chemistry (8CH01)
First examination 2009

Edexcel Advanced GCE in Chemistry (9CH01)
First examination 2010

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Edexcel GCE in Chemistry e-Spec
Everything you need

The e-Spec provides a range of useful resources including:

A Senior Examiner explaining the changes to the new specification

A customisable student guide to help recruit students

A course planner to make it easy to plan delivery

Links to sample assessment materials…

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About this specification
The Edexcel Advanced Subsidiary/Advanced Level GCE in Chemistry is designed for use in school and colleges
and it is part of a suite of GCE qualifications offered by Edexcel.


Key features of the specification
A practical specification
Studying the GCE in Chemistry should be a practical experience…

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Contents

A Specification at a glance 4


B Specification overview 11

Summary of assessment requirements 11

Assessment objectives and weightings 14

Relationship of assessment objectives to units 15

Qualification summary 15


C Chemistry unit content 19

Course structure 20

Unit 1 The Core Principles of Chemistry 21

Unit 2 Application…

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E Resources, support and training 91

Resources to support the specification 91

Edexcel's own published resources 91

Edexcel publications 91

Additional resources endorsed by Edexcel 92

Support 93

Training 94


F Appendices 95

Appendix 1 Performance descriptions 97

Appendix 2 Key skills mapping 103

Appendix 3 Key skills development…

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A Specification at a glance

AS Unit 1: The Core Principles of Chemistry *Unit code 6CH01
Externally assessed 40% 20% of
of the the total
Availability: January and June
total AS GCE
First assessment: January 2009 marks marks

Content summary:
This unit provides opportunities for students to develop the basic…

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Specification at a glance A


AS Unit 2: Application of Core Principles of Chemistry *Unit code 6CH02
Externally assessed 40% 20% of
of the the total
Availability: January and June
total AS GCE
First assessment: January 2009 marks marks

Content summary:
This unit develops the treatment of chemical bonding by…

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A Specification at a glance


AS Unit 3: Chemistry Laboratory Skills I *Unit code 6CH03
Internally assessed 20% 10% of
of the the total
Availability: June
total AS GCE
First assessment: June 2009 marks marks

Content summary:
This unit contains practical assessments that cover the content of Units 1 and…

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Specification at a glance A


Unit 4: General Principles of Chemistry I ­ Rates, *Unit code 6CH04
A2
Equilibria and Further Organic Chemistry
Externally assessed 40% 20% of
of the the total
Availability: January and June
total A2 GCE
First assessment: January 2010 marks marks

Content summary:
In this unit…

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A Specification at a glance


Unit 5: General Principles of Chemistry II ­ Transition *Unit code 6CH05
A2
Metals and Organic Nitrogen Chemistry
Externally assessed 40% 20% of
of the the total
Availability: January and June
total A2 GCE
First assessment: January 2010 marks marks

Content summary:
In this unit…

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