GCSE Chemistry AQA Past Papers

AQA GCSE Chemistry past paper grade boundaries June 2018 

AQA GCSE Chemistry Spec at a Glance

The AQA GCSE Chemistry specification contains more topics than the other two sciences. The topics covered within the AQA GCSE Chemistry specification are:

1. Atomic structure and the periodic table

2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter

3. Quantitative chemistry

4. Chemical changes

5. Energy changes

6. The rate and extent of chemical change

7. Organic chemistry

8. Chemical analysis

9. Chemistry of the atmosphere

10. Using resources

AQA GCSE Chemistry Assessment Detail

Paper 1 – Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry, Chemical changes; and Energy changes.

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Foundation and Higher Tier
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Paper 2 – The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis, Chemistry of the atmosphere; and Using resources.

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Foundation and Higher Tier
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Both GCSE Chemistry papers contain a combination of long and short questions worth anything from 1 mark up to 6 marks. There is a mixture of applied and recall questions with different question formats. A certain amount of the marks will be linked to calculations and data analysis on both papers.