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Topics: Chemistry, Oxygen, Chemical reaction Pages: 139 (13482 words) Published: March 31, 2014
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SYLLABUS
Cambridge IGCSE®
Cambridge International Certificate*
Chemistry

0620
For examination in June and November 2014

*This syllabus is accredited for use in England, Wales and Northern Ireland as a Cambridge International Level 1/Level 2 Certificate.

University of Cambridge International Examinations retains the copyright on all its publications. Registered Centres are permitted to copy material from this booklet for their own internal use. However, we cannot give permission to Centres to photocopy any material that is acknowledged to a third party even for internal use within a Centre.

© University of Cambridge International Examinations 2011
® IGCSE is the registered trademark of University of Cambridge International Examinations.

Contents
1. Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 2 1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6

Why choose Cambridge?
Why choose Cambridge IGCSE?
Why choose Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry?
Cambridge International Certificate of Education (ICE)
Schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
How can I find out more?

2. Assessment at a glance .................................................................................................. 5 3. Syllabus aims and objectives .......................................................................................... 7 3.1

3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5

Aims
Assessment objectives
Scheme of assessment
Weightings
Conventions (e.g. signs, symbols, terminology and nomenclature)

4. Curriculum content........................................................................................................ 12 5. Practical assessment ................................................................................................... 25 5.1 Paper 4: Coursework

5.2 Paper 5: Practical Test
5.3 Paper 6: Alternative to Practical

6. Appendix A ................................................................................................................... 33 6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6
6.7

Grade descriptions
The Periodic Table of the Elements
Notes for use in qualitative analysis
Safety in the laboratory
Glossary of terms used in science papers
Mathematical requirements
Forms

7. Appendix B: Additional information ............................................................................... 45 8. Appendix C: Additional information – Cambridge International Level 1/Level 2 Certificates.................................................................................................................... 47

Introduction

1.

Introduction

1.1

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.

Recognition
Every year, thousands of learners gain the Cambridge qualifications they need to enter the world’s universities.
Cambridge IGCSE® (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is internationally recognised by schools, universities and employers as equivalent to UK GCSE. Learn more at www.cie.org.uk/recognition

Excellence in education
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