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VANDA International Science Competition

Overview

Vanda International Science Olympiad is held annually across the globe. It emphasises the student's capacity to think critically and creatively to discover hidden information that will help them answer the issue.|

It is designed for kids in Grade 3 to Grade 11. It is based on the Singapore School Science Syllabus and emphasises higher-order thinking skills. Because they are familiar with the majority of the themes, this permits participants to perform better than they would in a pure-Olympiad paper.

Vanda International Science Olympiad questions in the competition have a strong foundation in scientific knowledge and methodology, including the development of reasoning and analytical skills, decision and problem-solving skills, flexibility in responding to different contexts, and having an open and inquiring mind willing to explore new territories and learn new things, all of which are aligned to the desired 21st-century competencies.

Objectives

Ignite Your Enthusiasm - It helps students discover their secret passion for science. It gives them a variety of engaging content in the form of questions to pique their interest and inspire them to learn more about science.

An Opportunity For All - It provides students with the opportunity to participate in a Science Olympiad Competition that focuses on higher-order thinking skills. This gives them the courage to enter more difficult science competitions and begin receiving "A*" grades in science.

Reaching Greater Heights - It assists students in becoming comfortable with a variety of science Olympiad papers in the appropriate set,ting. Vanda hopes that kids will take advantage of this opportunity to compete in future Science Olympiad Competitions that are more difficult.

Test Format

Section A: Questions 1 to 10 -are worth 2 points each, with 1 deducted (penalty) for wrong answers, 0 points for unanswered question.

Section B: Questions 11 to 20 - are worth 3 points each, with no points deducted for wrong answers, 0 points for unanswered question.

Section C: *Questions 21 to 23 - are worth 3 points each, with no points deducted for wrong answers, 0 points for unanswered question.

*Questions 24 to 25 - are worth 4 points each, with no points deducted for wrong answers, 0 points for unanswered question.

Remark-To avoid negative scores, each student will begin with 10 points.

Awards

Perfect Score Award

(Full marks) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS

Gold Award

(Top 8%) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS

Silver Award

(Next 12%)

Bronze Award

(Next 20%)

Honorable Mention Award

(Next 10%)

Certificate of Participation

(Next 50%)

 

The top 50% of the participants will receive an award certificate. Top 40% of winners are invited to compete at STEAM AHEAD 2022 – VANDA Global Final from November 26 to 27, 2022. The top 40% of the participants will receive an award certificate and a medal.

*In the event of covid-19 situation not recovering, STEAM AHEAD 2022 will be conducted online. In case of any changes in the schedule and venue of the exam, the revised date and venue will be shared on our site.