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GCSE
Specification
Chemistry
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This specification is published on the AQA website (aqa.org.uk). We will let centres know in writing about any
changes to the specification. We will also publish changes on our website. The version on the website is the
definitive version; this may differ from printed versions.
Further copies of this specification booklet are available from:
AQA Logistics Centre (Manchester), Unit 2, Wheel Forge Way, Ashburton Park,
Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1EH
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GCSE Chemistry for teaching from September 2011 onwards (version 1.0)
Contents
1 Introduction 2
1.1 Why choose AQA? 2
1.2 Why choose GCSE Chemistry? 3
1.3 How do I start using this specification? 4
1.4 How can I find out more? 4
2 Specification at a Glance 5
3 Subject Content 6
3.1 Introduction to Subject Content 6
3.2 How Science Works 7
3.3 Unit 1: Chemistry 1 CH1 10
3.4 Unit 2: Chemistry 2 CH2 27
3.5 Unit 3: Chemistry 3 CH3 43
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GCSE Chemistry for teaching from September 2011 onwards (version 1.0)
Introduction
1 Introduction
1.1 Why choose AQA?
We, AQA, are the United Kingdom's favourite
awarding body and more students get their
academic qualifications from us than
from any other body. But why are
we so popular?
We understand the different requirements of each We provide a wide range of support services for
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GCSE Chemistry for teaching from September 2011 onwards (version 1.0)
Introduction
1
1.2 Why choose GCSE Chemistry?
GCSE Chemistry enables you to provide a Key Stage 4 We've changed:
chemistry course for learners of any ability, whether some of the content following the feedback we've
they intend to study science further or not. The received; this has enabled us to update and
specification has three chemistry teaching and learning refresh the subject content
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GCSE Chemistry for teaching from September 2011 onwards (version 1.0)
Introduction
1 With the exception of GCSE Science B, which is a new
development, AQA's science GCSEs have evolved
This includes:
from our current specifications. Some changes have Preparing to Teach meetings
been required by regulations. In our work, we've taken on-line schemes of work
advice from a wide range of teachers and ideas for practical work including worksheets and
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GCSE Chemistry for teaching from September 2011 onwards (version 1.0)
Specification at a Glance
Specification at a Glance
Unit 1: Chemistry 1
Written paper ­ 1 hour
60 marks ­ 25%
Structured and closed questions
2
At least one question assessing Quality of Written
Communication in a science context.
Unit 2: Chemistry 2
+
Written paper ­ 1 hour
60 marks ­ 25%
Structured and closed questions
At least one question assessing Quality of Written
Communication in a science context.…read more

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GCSE Chemistry for teaching from September 2011 onwards (version 1.0)
Subject Content
3.1 Introduction to Subject Content
The subject content of this specification is presented in These activities are intended to enable candidates to
five sections: develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of
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GCSE Chemistry for teaching from September 2011 onwards (version 1.0)
3.2 How Science Works
This section is the content underpinning the science Fundamental ideas
that candidates need to know and understand. Evidence must be approached with a critical eye. It is
Candidates will be tested on How Science Works in necessary to look closely at how measurements have
both the written papers and the Controlled been made and what links have been established.
Assessment.…read more

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