Junior Science Olympiad
The Junior Science Olympiad is a program for students in years 7 to 10. It consists of enrichment programs and exams. Selected students will represent Australia at the International Junior Science Olympiad.
Stage one: sit the Junior Science Olympiad Exam
The Junior Science Olympiad Exam is designed to take science students in years 7 to 10 to the next level.
The exam is based on general science content (biology, chemistry and physics) and assumes students have a good knowledge of the Australian Curriculum – Science up to a Year 10 level. Some questions in the exam may also involve higher-level content (such as might be encountered by an extended Year 10 student). A range of analysis questions will also be included for which any necessary extra information is provided.
The exam is held online, is two hours long, and questions are multiple choice.
Students will receive a certificate indicating their grade based on their exam performance. Students that perform exceptionally well, and are eligible, may receive invitations to future science extension programs and activities hosted by Australian Science Innovations.
Stage two: Attend the Junior Science Olympiad Spring School
The Junior Science Olympiad (JSO) Spring School is held annually in the Australian spring school holidays. Twenty-four students are selected to attend based on their results in the Junior Science Olympiad Exam. To be eligible for selection, a student must be an Australian citizen AND must be 15 years or younger on 31 December of the year of the Spring School.
The 2021 JSO Spring School will be held virtually from Saturday 25 September to Sunday 3 October. Selected students will also be expected to complete work and participate in weekly classes online prior to the spring school.
The final team of six students to compete at the International Junior Science Olympiad will be chosen following the Spring School. The International Junior Science Olympiad will be held in December of 2021.
Junior Science Olympiad Exams: $15 + GST
Additional fees to attend spring school apply.
How to participate
Registration for the Junior Science Olympiad Exam has closed. It will reopen in 2022.
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Students must be in years 7 to 10, an Australian citizen AND must be 15 years or younger on 31 December of the year of the Spring School.