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St Peter's School

GCSE Triple - Chemistry

We are following the AQA A specification.

Students in groups 9/ 10/11Sc1 and  9/10/11Sc2 are following the Triple Chemistry specification (8462)

Triple Chemistry Subject Content:

Atomic structure and the periodic table

Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter

Quantitative chemistry

Chemical changes

Energy changes

The rate and extent of chemical change

Organic chemistry

Chemical analysis

Chemistry of the atmosphere

Using resources

Key ideas


Full specification is available at:


Triple Chemistry assessment


Chemistry Paper 1

Chemistry Paper 2

What is assessed

Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the

properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry; Chemical changes; and Energy changes.

The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical

analysis; Chemistry of the atmosphere; and Using resources.

Length of exam

1hour 45min

1hour 45min

Total marks available







Required Chemistry practicals

In addition to the theory pupils will also undertake 8 required practicals. The exams at the end of course will include questions that will assess these practical skills.


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