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GCSE Chemistry Exam Papers GCSE Chemistry Required Practicals


Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table


Atomic Structure

Periodic Table

The First 20 Elements

Mendeleev's Periodic Table



Chemical Reactions

Properties of Transition Metals

Transition Metals

Structure, Bonding and the Properties of Matter

Properties of Matter

Particle Model


Physical Change

Chemical Change

State of Matter

State Change

Chemical Bonds

Common Compounds

Products of Neutralisations
Metal Oxides
Common Acids



Chemical Changes

Chemical Symbols, Formulae and Equations

Gas Tests

Chemistry of Acids

GCSE Chemistry Required Practical: Titration

Common Neutralisation Reactions of Acids

Reactivity Series



Electrolysis of Molten Ionic Compounds

Electrolysis of Aqueous Ionic Compounds

GCSE Chemistry Required Practical: Electrolysis of a Solution

Redox Reactions

Energy Changes in Chemistry

Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions

GCSE Chemistry Required Practical: Investigating Temperature Changes

Carbon Compounds as Fuels and Feedstock

Chemical Cells and Fuel Cells

The Rate and Extent of Chemical Change

Factors that influence the rate of reaction, including catalysts

GCSE Chemistry Required Practical: Concentration and Rate of Reaction

Reversible reactions and dynamic Equilibrium

Organic Chemistry

Homologous series, including alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, and carboxylic acids

Organic Compounds

Homologous Series

Representing Organic Compounds

Simple Reactions of alkanes, alkenes, and alcohols

Synthetic and naturally occurring polymers including DNA

Chemical Analysis

Assessing purity and separating mixtures

Separating Mixtures

GCSE Chemistry Required Practical: Making Salt

GCSE Chemistry Required Practical: Calculating Retention Factors

Conservation of mass and the quantitative interpretation of balanced equations

Higher: Use of amount of substance in relation to masses of pure substances

Higher: Use the mole in relation to volumes of gases

Principles for determining the concentrations of solutions

Identification of ions by chemical and spectroscopic means

GCSE Chemistry Required Practical: Identifying Unknown Compounds

Chemical and Allied Industries

Life cycle assessment and recycling

Fractional Distillation of crude oil and cracking

Different methods of extracting and purifying metals with reference to a reactivity series with oxygen and the position of carbon within it

Using materials

Higher: The balance between equilibrium position and rate in industrial processes

Agricultural productivity and the use of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium-based fertilisers

The comparison of yield and atom economy of chemical reactions

Earth and Atmospheric Science

The composition and evolution of the Earth's atmosphere since its formation

Carbon Dioxide and Methane as greenhouse gases

Common atmospheric pollutants and their sources

The Earth's water resources and obtaining potable water

GCSE Chemistry Required Practical: Purifying Water