ICAS 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.