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Science (Chinese and English)

The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) Science assesses students’ skills in the key scientific areas of:

  • Interpreting data, including observing, measuring and interpreting diagrams, tables and graphs
  • Applying data, including inferring, predicting and concluding
  • Higher order skills, including investigating, 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

Paper School Year Level Breakdown of Questions Test Duration
B PRIMARY 4 30 multiple choice 45 minutes
C PRIMARY 5 40 multiple choice 55 minutes
D PRIMARY 6 40 multiple choice 55 minutes
E FORM 1 45 multiple choice 1 hour
F FORM 2 45 multiple choice 1 hour
G FORM 3 45 multiple choice 1 hour
H FORM 4 45 multiple choice 1 hour
I FORM 5 45 multiple choice 1 hour
J FORM 6 45 multiple choice 1 hour

Paper to year level conversion table

*Please note that Science in Chinese is offered from Primary 4 to Form 4 only.

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