CIE IGCSE Science (Chemistry)

GCSE taken from 2017

This is the new CIE IGCSE exam.

Section 1:
Fundamental ideas

  • Structure of the atom
  • Arrangement of electrons in shells
  • Formation of ions
  • Ionic bonding
  • Covalent bonding
  • Metallic bonding
  • properties of bonding

Section 2:
Chemical reactions

  • Chemical reaction or Physical change
  • Symbol equations
  • Exo and endothermic reactions
  • Rates of reactions
  • Changing the rate of reaction

341259_Bio-02-17-pH_Scale.pngSection 3:
Acids and Alkalis

  • Reactions of acids
    • With bases
    • With metals
    • With carbonates
  • Preparation of salts
  • Predicting salts

Section 4:
The periodic table

  • Properties of metals
  • Alloys
  • Transition metals
  • Extraction of metals using carbon
  • Group I
  • Reactivity series
  • Group VII

wet-chemistry-labSection 5:
Analytical chemistry

  • Identification of unknown gases
  • Identification of unknown ions
  • Identification of unknown substances

Section 6:
Organic Chemistry

  • Sources, separation and names
  • Products from fuels
  • Functional groups
    • Alkanes
    • Alkenes
    • Alcohols
  • Cracking

GCSE Past Papers

Mark Schemes

Legacy Past Papers

As the new specification only has a very limited number of sample papers, you can use the old AQA science B papers to prepare for your exam. Below you will find all the available papers and their marks schemes please feel free to download and use as many as you need.

Past Exams

Mark Schemes