Chemistry for Students of O

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SYLLABUS
Cambridge O Level Chemistry

5070
For examination in June and November 2014

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Contents
1. Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Why choose Cambridge? Why choose Cambridge O Level? Why choose Cambridge O Level Chemistry? How can I find out more?

2. Assessment at a glance .................................................................................................. 4 3. Syllabus aims and assessment objectives ...................................................................... 6 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Aims Assessment objectives Weighting of assessment objectives Nomenclature, units and significant figures

4. Syllabus content .............................................................................................................. 9 5. Practical assessment .................................................................................................... 25 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Paper 3: Practical Test Paper 4: Alternative to Practical Apparatus Reagents list

6. Appendix....................................................................................................................... 29 6.1 Qualitative Analysis Notes 6.2 The Periodic Table of the Elements 6.3 Glossary of terms used in science papers

7. Additional information ................................................................................................... 33 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Guided learning hours Recommended prior learning Progression Component codes Grading and reporting Access Support and resources

Introduction

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1.1

Introduction
Why choose Cambridge?

University of Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. We are part of the University of Cambridge, trusted for excellence in education. Our qualifications are recognised by the world’s universities and employers.

Developed for an international audience
Cambridge O Levels have been designed for an international audience and are sensitive to the needs of different countries. These qualifications are designed for students whose first language may not be English and this is acknowledged throughout the examination process. The Cambridge O Level syllabus also allows teaching to be placed in a localised context, making it relevant in varying regions.

Recognition
Every year, thousands of learners gain the Cambridge qualifications they need to enter the world’s universities. Cambridge O Level is internationally recognised by schools, universities and employers as equivalent to UK GCSE. Learn more at www.cie.org.uk/recognition

Excellence in education
We understand education. We work with over 9000 schools in over 160 countries who offer our programmes and qualifications. Understanding learners’ needs around the world means listening carefully to our community of schools, and we are pleased that 98% of Cambridge schools say they would recommend us to other schools. Our mission is to provide excellence in education, and our vision is that Cambridge learners become confident, responsible, innovative and engaged. Cambridge programmes and qualifications help Cambridge learners to become: • • • • confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others innovative and equipped for new and future challenges engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a...
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