Science

ICAS Science assesses students’ skills in the key scientific areas of:

-Observing and measuring - Noting and measuring features of items and phenomena

-Interpreting data - Interpreting diagrams, tables and graphs

-Applying data - Including inferring, predicting and concluding

-Investigating - Experimental design, use of controls and notion of ‘fair test’

-Higher-order skills - Including reasoning and problem solving

 

The papers will cover content on:

-Earth and Beyond (incorporating the Earth Sciences and Astronomy).

-Energy and Change (incorporating Physics).

-Life and Living (incorporating Biology and Ecology).

-Natural and Processed Materials (incorporating Chemistry).

To find out more about the science skills assessed, download a PDF version of the ICAS Science assessment framework.

Test Structure

PaperBreakdown of QuestionsTest Duration
Introductory 30 multiple choice 45 minutes
A 30 multiple choice 45 minutes
B 30 multiple choice 45 minutes
C 40 multiple choice 55 minutes
D 40 multiple choice 55 minutes
E 45 multiple choice 1 hour
F 45 multiple choice 1 hour
G 45 multiple choice 1 hour
H 45 multiple choice 1 hour
I 45 multiple choice 1 hour
     

Paper to year level equivalent