Why choose to Study IGCSE Chemistry? 

Chemistry is accepted by universities and employers as proof of essential knowledge and ability. As well as a subject focus, the chemistry syllabus enables learners to: 

  • better understand the technological world, with an informed interest in scientific matters 
  • recognise the usefulness (and limitations) of scientific method, and how to apply this to other disciplines and in everyday life 
  • develop relevant attitudes, such as a concern for accuracy and precision, objectivity, integrity, enquiry, initiative and inventiveness 
  • develop an interest in, and care for, the environment 
  • better understand the influence and limitations placed on scientific study by society, economy, technology, ethics, the community and the environment 
  • develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for both further study and everyday life.

How Are Candidates Assessed?

Paper 2 : 45 minutes. A multiple-choice paper consisting of 40 items of the four-choice type. 
Paper 4 : 1 hour 15 minutes. A written paper consisting of short-answer and structured questions. 
Paper 6 : 1 hour Alternative to Practical. This paper will test assessment objective AO3. Questions will be based on the experimental skills in Section 7.