Jason J has asked the following questions:
1. For the scientific essay, do they give you general information on that topic you write on?
For the science interest essay it seems that general information was not provided. There were two options to choose between, and one had a series of questions to help you answer.
2. Also what year level standard is the maths test ? Average Year 9 or higher?
The perception from some students was that the maths component incorporated questions at year 9 level and higher.
Keep in mind that the test is likely to undergo change from last year.