Dear Students and Parents,

Please find the first term assessment syllabus and details below:

Grade 9
Criteria Units covering this criterion
Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Who Are We?

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Organic Chemistry

Criterion B: Inquiring and Designing

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Organic Chemistry

Criterion C: Processing and Evaluating

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Organic Chemistry

Criterion D: Reflecting on the impact of science

Who Are We?

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Grade 9
Unit Name Topic List
Who Are We?

– Genes and its inheritance

– Structure of DNA

– Protein synthesis

– DNA replication

– Cell division: Mitosis and Meiosis

– Cell differentiation

– Mutation

– Punnett square

– Application of genetics

– Human genome project

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-Wave and its properties

-Types of waves

-Wave speed

-Reflection and its effects

-Image formation by a Plane mirror and its applications

-Image formation by Curved mirrors and its applications

-Refraction and its effects

-Total Internal Reflection

– Lenses and its Applications

– Soundwave: Properties and Applications

Organic Chemistry

– Experimental cycle

– Versatile nature of Carbon

– various Carbon compounds around us

– Detection presence of Hydrogen and Carbon in a compound

– Hydrocarbons and their homologous series

– IUPAC nomenclature system

– Derivatives of hydrocarbon and their functional groups

– Properties of Alkanes, Alkenes, Alcohols and carboxylic acids

– The difference in properties of mineral and organic acids

– Separating techniques- Separating funnel, simple and fractional distillation

– Refining of petroleum

– Polymerizations

– Plastic and its types, Uses, and properties

Examination Detail:

– Paper will include questions of all 3 disciplines of Science together.

– Duration of the paper will be 2 hours.

– The examination will be On-screen and catering to all 4 criteria.

  • Questions will be asked based on the Criteria of individual unit assessed during Summative Assessments. Eg: If a Unit-X has catered to learning objective A- strand (i), (ii) and objective B-strand (i) only, then the questions from this unit will only be asked in Criteria A and B.
  • Fully charged Chromebook will be required along with personal stationery and earphones. In case your Chromebook is given for repair, bring a receipt for the same.
  • All the resources shared on Curricle(subject resource sheet and google presentation), Google Classroom as well as the worksheets provided(online or in hard copy) will be considered as a part of the syllabus and will be sufficient to prepare for the examination.
  • Paper will include MCQ-type questions, short and long responses.


Important points for Assessment in Science:

The assessment will cater to all four criteria of Science and will include questions based on individual criterion:

  • Criterion A is Knowing and Understanding where teachers try to evaluate scientific knowledge from all the units covered
  • Criterion B is Inquiring and Designing which is based on designing a scientific investigation to solve a specific problem given
  • Criterion C is Processing and Evaluating which caters to interpreting and giving a solution to the problem and
  • Criterion D is Reflecting on the Impact of Science where students will be assessed on how well do they connect scientific knowledge gained with its real-life applications



MYP Science Team.

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