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Chemistry O Level Syllabus

Content Structure

The following is the topic content summary for 2022 O Level Chemistry Syllabus

  1. Experimental Chemistry
  2. The Particulate Nature Of Matter
  3. Formulae, Stoichiometry And The Mole Concept
  4. Electrolysis
  5. Energy From Chemicals
  6. Chemical Reactions
  7. The Chemistry And Uses Of Acids, Bases And Salts
  8. The Periodic Table
  9. Metals
  10. Atmosphere And Environment
  11. Organic Chemistry

Students that are taking the above chemistry o level syllabus are required to understand the topics and demonstrate knowledge on both content and practical applications.

The breakdown of the chemistry o level syllabus contents can be found in our free learning resources / Cambridge O Level Chemistry


Cambridge O Level Chemistry

Candidates take three components: Paper 1 and Paper 2 and either Paper 3 or Paper 4. Candidates will be eligible for grades A* to E.

Theory Papers

Paper 1 (1 h, 40 marks)
This paper consists of 40 compulsory multiple choice items.
A copy of the Periodic Table of Elements will be printed as part of this Paper.

Paper 2 (1 h 45 min, 80 marks)
This paper consists of two sections.
Section A will carry 50 marks and consists of a variable number of compulsory structured questions.
Section B will carry 30 marks and consists of three questions. The first two questions are compulsory
questions, one of which will be a data-based question requiring candidates to interpret, evaluate or solve
problems using a stem of information. This question will carry 8–12 marks.
The last question will be presented in an either/or form and will carry 10 marks.
A copy of the Periodic Table of Elements will be printed as part of this Paper.

Practical Assessment

Paper 3 (1h 50 min, 40 marks)
This paper consists of a variable number of compulsory practical questions.
One, or more, of the questions may incorporate assessment of Planning (P) and require candidates to
apply and integrate knowledge and understanding from different sections of the syllabus. The assessment
of PDO and ACE may include questions on data-analysis which do not require practical equipment and
Candidates are not allowed to refer to notebooks, textbooks or any other information during the assessment.
A copy of the Notes for Qualitative Analysis will be printed as part of this Paper.

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