One-mark questions and link box questions

One-mark questions often ask you to state, predict, or give a simple reason to explain something. You do not have to answer in a full sentence, but it is usually a good idea to do so, in case that helps to give your answer more depth which might help you to score the mark. Make sure that you include key words in your answer, as these are often required by the mark scheme.

Foundation tier papers may include questions in which you have to draw lines to match correct options. These questions will include incorrect choices.

When you answer a link box question, draw the number of lines needed to answer the question.

Sample question 1 - Foundation

Question

In paper chromatography using propanone as the solvent, what is the stationary phase? [1 mark]

This question has been written by a Bitesize consultant as a suggestion to the type of question that may appear in an exam paper.

Paper [1]

The paper is the stationary phase because the paper does not move.

Sample question 2 - Higher

Question

Aquamed is a medicine for children. The medicine is a formulation. What is meant by a formulation? [1 mark]

This question has been written by a Bitesize consultant as a suggestion to the type of question that may appear in an exam paper.

A mixture which is designed to be a useful product [1]

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

Match the gas to the correct test and positive result.

Four gases and six possible results

[4 marks]

This question has been written by a Bitesize consultant as a suggestion to the type of question that may appear in an exam paper.

Four gases linked to their results