KS4 Biology



The resources available on this page will help to support you in your studies of the AQA Chemistry GCSE (8462).

The specification available is taken from the AQA website and is correct as of 05 January 2020.

The Chemistry Specification is examined across 2 papers, each being 1 hour 45 minutes (105 minutes) in length.

Exam papers are sat at either Foundation of Higher tier.


Within the specification, some items are identified as Higher only.  These are points which will only appear on the Higher tier papers


Click the image of the specification to open a copy in a new window.



Paper 1 Content


The following topics can be assessed as a part of Paper 1.


1. Atomic Structure & The Periodic Table

2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter

3. Quantitative chemistry

4. Chemical changes

5. Energy changes

Paper 2 Content


The following topics can be assessed as a part of Paper 2.


6. The rate and extent of chemical change

7. Organic chemistry

8. Chemical analysis

9. Chemistry of the atmosphere

10. Using resources

Common Content


The following topics are considered fundamental principles for the Chemistry discipline.

They may be examined on Paper 1 and / or Paper 2.


  • Atomic structure
  • The Periodic table
  • Bonding
  • Molecular structure
  • Properties of matter
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Mathematical form