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Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry facilitates learners' comprehension of the technological realm they inhabit, evoking an informed fascination with science and its remarkable advancements. The encompassing syllabus delves into the bedrock principles and elemental tenets that underpin the subject, while also illuminating contemporary applications of chemistry and placing a robust emphasis on honing practical acumen. Furthermore, learners cultivate a profound acumen in scientific skills, which proves indispensable for their seamless progression towards Cambridge International AS & A Level, advanced education, or a science-aligned career.


The Particulate Nature of Matter

This topic explores the concept that matter is composed of tiny particles and how their arrangement and behavior determine the properties of substances.

Experimental Techniques

Students learn various laboratory techniques and procedures used to carry out experiments and investigations in chemistry.

Atoms, Elements, and Compounds

This topic covers the basic building blocks of matter, understanding elements, compounds, and the structure of atoms.


Students study the quantitative relationships between substances in chemical reactions, involving calculations based on chemical equations.

Electricity and Chemistry

This area focuses on the relationship between electricity and chemical reactions, such as electrolysis and redox processes.

Chemical Energetics

Students explore energy changes that occur during chemical reactions, including exothermic and endothermic processes.

Chemical Reactions

This topic involves understanding different types of chemical reactions, their conditions, and products formed.

Acids, Bases, and Salts

Students learn about the properties of acids and bases, their reactions, and the formation of salts.

The Periodic Table

This section introduces the arrangement of elements in the periodic table, understanding trends, and properties across periods and groups.


The topic covers the properties, reactions, and uses of metals, as well as methods of metal extraction and the concept of corrosion.

Air and Water

Students explore the composition of air and water, the importance of these substances in natural processes, and human impact on them.


This topic focuses on the properties and reactions of sulfur and its compounds.


Students learn about the properties and uses of carbonates and the chemistry behind their reactions.

Organic Chemistry

This area introduces the study of carbon-based compounds, including hydrocarbons, alcohols, and carboxylic acids, which are vital in the study of life processes and industrial applications.

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Paper Type of Questions Time External Assessment Practial Test MCQs Theory Weightage
Paper 1 40 multiple-choice questions with four options each, focusing on the Core subject material.  45 mins Yes - 30% - 40 marks
Paper 2 There will be 40 multiple-choice questions, each with four options and covers Extended subject (Core and Supplement). 45 mins Yes - 30% - 40 marks
Paper 3 Short-answer and structured questions from the Core subject content. 75 mins Yes - - 50% 80 marks
Paper 4 Short-answer and structured questions from Extended subject (Core and Supplement). 75 mins Yes - - 50% 80 marks
Paper 5 Questions based on the experimental skills in Section 4. 75 mins Yes 20% - - 40 marks
Paper 6 Questions based on the experimental skills in Section 4. 1 Hour Yes 20% - - 40 marks