GCSE Resources

GCSE Chemistry provides some of the foundations for understanding the world around us and its future. Scientific understanding is changing our lives, and is vital to the world’s future prosperity.

The resources on this page link chemistry research and ‘real-world’ chemistry to topics from the GCSE National Curriculum. We have also tried to consider how to encourage pupils to work scientifically. The resources on these pages are aimed mainly at teachers for use within classrooms. The resources are free to download, modify and use under a Creative Commons License. Please feel free to contact us to request classroom visits, advice or Skype links to our researchers.



Here is a list of our experiments that relate to the GCSE curriculum:





Slide7Electrolysis, redox, and fuel cells




Slide4Reactivity series of metals, using materials,  and corrosion




Slide5Synthetic and naturally occurring polymers




Slide5Synthetic and naturally occurring polymers





The earth’s water resources





The earth’s water resources




Slide1Acids, bases, neutralisation




For general Chemistry resources and CPD opportunities for teachers, take a look at the RSC Learn Chemistry site.

For resources relating to GCSE teaching from BP, click here.

Beyond GCSE….

If you are interested to see the huge range of jobs that can be found in Chemistry, take ‘Future in Chemistry‘ profiles on the Royal Society of Chemistry website.

Have you ever wondered what it is like to study a Degree in Chemistry? If so, take a look at this useful video showing a day in the life of a chemistry student, at the University of Birmingham.

More experiments can be found in the main experiments tab.

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