Reading and language skills in a range of texts. Students are required to locate, identify, interpret, infer and synthesise information in and about texts, focusing on the aspects of:
The International Assessments for Indian Schools (IAIS) – English assess reading and language skills in a range of contexts. The following aspects of texts are assessed and reported: reading for meaning in literary texts, reading for meaning in factual texts, textual devices, syntax and vocabulary. The questions require students to locate, identify, interpret, infer and synthesise information in and about texts.
Students read a variety of texts which narrate, describe, explain, argue, persuade and review. The types of texts include extracts from novels, short stories, poems, play scripts, transcripts of interviews, letters, diary entries, advertisements, webpages, reports and explanations, opinion pieces and reviews. These texts may include tables, diagrams, maps and other visual information.
The texts which students read will increase in complexity from Paper A to Paper J, moving from simple texts dealing with familiar subjects and topics to complex texts incorporating abstract concepts and sophisticated language structures.
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Scientific skills in the subject contexts of Earth and Beyond, Natural and Processed Materials, Life and Living, and Energy and Change, including:
The International Assessments for Indian Schools (IAIS) – Science assesses skills in the areas of:
Interpreting data, including:
Applying data, including:
Higher order skills, including:
These skills are embedded in the syllabus documents of all the key learning areas and are meant to be taught in context.
The skills are tested in contexts drawn from four Science knowledge areas:
Mathematical skills in a range of contexts from the following areas:
The International Assessments for Indian Schools (IAIS) – Mathematics assesses five strands:
Number and Arithmetic:
Algebra and Patterns:
Measures and Units:
Space and Geometry:
Chance and Data:
There are some broad differences in content between papers:
Papers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
Papers 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
General computer skills using familiar contexts, including:
The International Assessments for Indian Schools (IAIS) – Computer Skills assesses skills and knowledge in the areas of:
The use of technology in the classroom by students is embedded in the syllabus documents of all key learning areas and is most effective if it is taught in this context.