Dear Students and Parents,

Please find the final term assessment syllabus and details below:

Grade 9
Criteria Units covering this criterion
Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding Who Are We?
Wave Hello!
Organic Chemistry
Predicting the Movement.
A little nervous and a little pumped!
Salt Life
Criterion B: Inquiring and Designing Wave Hello!
Organic Chemistry
Predicting the Movement.
Salt Life
Criterion C: Processing and Evaluating Wave Hello!
Organic Chemistry
Predicting the Movement.
Salt Life
Criterion D: Reflecting on the impact of science Who Are We?
Wave Hello!
Predicting the Movement.
A little nervous and a little pumped!


Grade 9
Discipline 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
– Epigenetics
A little nervous and a little pumped! – Structure of neuron
– Types of neuron
– Action Potential
– Types of Nervous system – CNS and PNS
– Types of PNS – Autonomic and Somatic PNS
– Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Nervous system
– Reflex Arc
– Interconnection between the Nervous system and Circulatory system
– Flow of circulation
– Parts of a circulatory system
– Structure of heart
– Conduction of heartbeat
– Constituents of blood
– Technological advances used for Circulatory system and Nervous system.
– Impacts of transplantation
Wave Hello! -Oscillation
-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
– Sound wave : Properties and Applications
Predicting the Movement -Velocity and Acceleration
-Distance/Displacement vs Time Graph
-Speed/Velocity vs Time Graph
-Acceleration vs Time Graph
-Newton’s Laws of Motion
-Air Drag
Organic Chemistry – Experimental cycle
– Versatile nature of Carbon
– various Carbon compounds around us
– Detection presence of Hydrogen and Carbon in compound
– Hydrocarbons and their homologous series
– IUPAC nomenclature system
– Derivatives of hydrocarbon and their functional groups
– Properties of Alkanes, Alkenes, Alcohols and carboxylic acids
– 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
Salt Life – Role of salts in daily life
– Salt Family
– Nature and properties of Salt
– Law of conservation of mass
– Preparation of soluble and insoluble salts
– Analysis of salts
– Hard water and its implications
– Mole concept
– Cleaning products – structure of molecules and their efficiency
– Titration of solutions with various molar concentrations
– Role of salts in Chromatography


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.

Note: Extra time will be provided only if any technical issues arise during the online assessment.

  • 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 wired 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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