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Resources for International GCSE Chemistry (9202)
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Specification

Familiarise yourself with the syllabus content and assessment structure of this qualification.

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Scheme of Work

Plan your course with the help of a suggested pathway through the syllabus so you can be sure you are covering the essential content.

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Switching guide

Quickly see the differences between your old International GCSE Chemistry specification and the OxfordAQA specification.

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Science training

To understand the specification and our assessment approach, you can register for all upcoming sessions and watch the webinar recordings.

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Teaching guidance – Science Exam Guide

This exam guide is intended for OxfordAQA Science teachers to explain OxfordAQA Science assessment practice. The guide explains how OxfordAQA Science question papers are constructed and why we have taken these decisions.

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Teaching guidance video

Preparing to teach International GCSE Chemistry? Watch our ‘Teacher Guidance’ video to fully orient yourself with the specification and assessment requirements.

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Textbooks

Textbooks are also available from Oxford University Press. If you would like a closer look at the Oxford University Press textbook that supports this qualification, click on the link below. This will allow you to create an account that will give you free access to a 30-day online evaluation copy, meaning you can explore the resource and make sure it is right for you and your students.

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Specimen papers and mark schemes

See how the International GCSE Chemistry specification will be assessed, so you can help your students prepare to sit their exams.

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November 2021 past papers and mark schemes

Download OxfordAQA past papers and other resources from the November 2021 exam series.

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November 2020 past papers and mark schemes

Download OxfordAQA past papers and other resources from the November 2020 exam series.

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November 2019 past papers and mark schemes

Download OxfordAQA past papers and other resources from the November 2019 exam series.

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International GCSE Chemistry Topic Tests

Use our Topic Tests to check your students’ understanding of key areas of the International GCSE Chemistry curriculum. These tests, created by senior examiners to ensure effective subject coverage, come with mark schemes and cover sheets.

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Marked exemplars

Prepare your students in exam technique with the help of exemplar student answers and examiner commentaries that show how examiners interpret the mark scheme.

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Command words

Make sure your students understand what skills they are expected to demonstrate in each exam question.

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Subject specific vocabulary

Ensure that everyone is using scientific language correctly with this list of word definitions used in our international GCSE science specifications and exam papers (based on ‘The Language of Measurement’ produced by the Association of Science Education).

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International GCSE Science Fundamental Skills Booklets

Prepare for your year ahead by accessing the essential information you need to deliver the International GCSE Science specifications. Learn more about each of the ‘fundamental skills’ of GCSE Science – the skills that students need to be able to demonstrate to be successful in that subject. They are related to, but separate from, knowledge of the subject content. For all GCSE Science qualifications the fundamental skills are:

  • practical skills
  • applying knowledge and understanding (AO2)
  • maths skills
  • analysis and evaluation (AO3)
  • extended response
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Practical Handbook

Get all the help you need to undertake practicals with your class. This guide harmonises the rules and guidance for International GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics and includes teachers’ notes, technical guidance and student sheets.

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Mock Exam Analyser (MEA) – International GCSE Chemistry

NEW. Get a deeper understanding of students’ performance in their mocks and how they can improve, in time for their exams. Use with our summer 2019 papers. Available exclusively for OxfordAQA schools. Step-by-step instructions are included.

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Exampro™

Exampro is an online database of AQA past questions mapped to the new international qualifications, enabling teachers to create their own resources and assessments.

Schools will be given an Exampro username and password when they are approved to teach our qualifications. If you have these you can log in now. If your school is approved to teach our qualifications and you do not know your username and password, contact us.

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Enhanced Results Analysis™ tool

Our free Enhanced Results Analysis™ tool (ERA™) gives you instant analysis of your students’ results. You’ll see how students performed in each unit and topic, and the marks they received for each question. This allows you to see which questions proved the most challenging, or how different classes performed, so you know what areas to focus on in following years. ERA™ is available after results are published.

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Classroom activity sheets

Access worksheets developed by teachers for teachers, providing a useful set of practical resources to use in the classroom.

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Classroom activity slides

Access presentation slides developed by teachers for teachers, providing a useful set of display-based resources to use in the classroom.

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Key Stage 3 Mapping Documents

See how Oxford University Press lower secondary resources prepare students for the OxfordAQA International GCSE specification.

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Key Stage 3 AQA science syllabus

The AQA approach to teaching the NCfE Key Stage 3 programme of study provides excellent preparation for the OxfordAQA International GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Combined Sciences.

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International GCSE Plus

Oxford AQA International GCSE Chemistry is available with International GCSE Plus. This is an optional endorsed component in which students can explore any aspect of Chemistry through a research-based piece of analytic work. Visit the International GCSE Plus page to learn more and access the accompanying resources.

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Specification

Familiarise yourself with the syllabus content and assessment structure of this qualification.

pdf icon
Scheme of Work

Plan your course with the help of a suggested pathway through the syllabus so you can be sure you are covering the essential content.

pdf icon
Switching guide

Quickly see the differences between your old International GCSE Chemistry specification and the OxfordAQA specification.

Locked icon
International GCSE Science Fundamental Skills Booklets

Prepare for your year ahead by accessing the essential information you need to deliver the International GCSE Science specifications. Learn more about each of the ‘fundamental skills’ of GCSE Science – the skills that students need to be able to demonstrate to be successful in that subject. They are related to, but separate from, knowledge of the subject content. For all GCSE Science qualifications the fundamental skills are:

  • practical skills
  • applying knowledge and understanding (AO2)
  • maths skills
  • analysis and evaluation (AO3)
  • extended response
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Key Stage 3 Mapping Documents

See how Oxford University Press lower secondary resources prepare students for the OxfordAQA International GCSE specification.

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Key Stage 3 AQA science syllabus

The AQA approach to teaching the NCfE Key Stage 3 programme of study provides excellent preparation for the OxfordAQA International GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Combined Sciences.

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Science training

To understand the specification and our assessment approach, you can register for all upcoming sessions and watch the webinar recordings.

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Teaching guidance – Science Exam Guide

This exam guide is intended for OxfordAQA Science teachers to explain OxfordAQA Science assessment practice. The guide explains how OxfordAQA Science question papers are constructed and why we have taken these decisions.

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Teaching guidance video

Preparing to teach International GCSE Chemistry? Watch our ‘Teacher Guidance’ video to fully orient yourself with the specification and assessment requirements.

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Textbooks

Textbooks are also available from Oxford University Press. If you would like a closer look at the Oxford University Press textbook that supports this qualification, click on the link below. This will allow you to create an account that will give you free access to a 30-day online evaluation copy, meaning you can explore the resource and make sure it is right for you and your students.

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Subject specific vocabulary

Ensure that everyone is using scientific language correctly with this list of word definitions used in our international GCSE science specifications and exam papers (based on ‘The Language of Measurement’ produced by the Association of Science Education).

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Practical Handbook

Get all the help you need to undertake practicals with your class. This guide harmonises the rules and guidance for International GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics and includes teachers’ notes, technical guidance and student sheets.

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Classroom activity sheets

Access worksheets developed by teachers for teachers, providing a useful set of practical resources to use in the classroom.

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Classroom activity slides

Access presentation slides developed by teachers for teachers, providing a useful set of display-based resources to use in the classroom.

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International GCSE Plus

Oxford AQA International GCSE Chemistry is available with International GCSE Plus. This is an optional endorsed component in which students can explore any aspect of Chemistry through a research-based piece of analytic work. Visit the International GCSE Plus page to learn more and access the accompanying resources.

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Specimen papers and mark schemes

See how the International GCSE Chemistry specification will be assessed, so you can help your students prepare to sit their exams.

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November 2021 past papers and mark schemes

Download OxfordAQA past papers and other resources from the November 2021 exam series.

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November 2020 past papers and mark schemes

Download OxfordAQA past papers and other resources from the November 2020 exam series.

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November 2019 past papers and mark schemes

Download OxfordAQA past papers and other resources from the November 2019 exam series.

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International GCSE Chemistry Topic Tests

Use our Topic Tests to check your students’ understanding of key areas of the International GCSE Chemistry curriculum. These tests, created by senior examiners to ensure effective subject coverage, come with mark schemes and cover sheets.

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Marked exemplars

Prepare your students in exam technique with the help of exemplar student answers and examiner commentaries that show how examiners interpret the mark scheme.

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Command words

Make sure your students understand what skills they are expected to demonstrate in each exam question.

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Mock Exam Analyser (MEA) – International GCSE Chemistry

NEW. Get a deeper understanding of students’ performance in their mocks and how they can improve, in time for their exams. Use with our summer 2019 papers. Available exclusively for OxfordAQA schools. Step-by-step instructions are included.

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Exampro™

Exampro is an online database of AQA past questions mapped to the new international qualifications, enabling teachers to create their own resources and assessments.

Schools will be given an Exampro username and password when they are approved to teach our qualifications. If you have these you can log in now. If your school is approved to teach our qualifications and you do not know your username and password, contact us.

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Enhanced Results Analysis™ tool

Our free Enhanced Results Analysis™ tool (ERA™) gives you instant analysis of your students’ results. You’ll see how students performed in each unit and topic, and the marks they received for each question. This allows you to see which questions proved the most challenging, or how different classes performed, so you know what areas to focus on in following years. ERA™ is available after results are published.