Science will be formally assessed from this Scholastic Year. The need for such a change in science assessment had long been felt to be necessary so that science becomes an established core subject of the primary curriculum.

The science assessment for this year will be limited to an investigation (practical) carried out in class as part of continuous assessment. This carries 40% of the total mark. The written paper, consisting of a four-page assessment, carries 60% of the mark.

Download a sample exam paper for Year 4s, 5s and 6s by pressing the button below. These sample papers are intended to give examples of the format of the examination papers and to show students what sort of questions are to be expected in June. For this school year, science will not have a bearing on the banding exercise for the next school year.