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Malta Junior Science Olympiad - MJSO

The Malta Junior Science Olympiad (MJSO) is an initiative organised by the Science Centre within the Directorate for STEM and VET Programmes (DSVP). The event targets gifted and talented Year 11 STEM students. The first edition was held in 2014 and the initiative was held annually since.

Each secondary school nominates a team of three students to participate in the Olympiad. Students are engaged in hands-on investigations related to themes from Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students are challenged through investigations that promote the use of problem-solving, critical thinking, analysis, application, risk-taking and collaboration.

The team that scores the highest mark within the shortest period of time is declared the winning team.

The winners of the MJSO together with the first and second runner up teams are announced during the MJSO Awards Ceremony. The winning team receives the MJSO trophy. All participants are presented with a certificate of participation while the teams placing second and third receive an award too.

MJSO Winners

YearSchoolWinning TeamLink to article
2023St Nicholas College Dingli Secondary SchoolAlessandro Vella
Isaac Grech
Markus Adon Borg
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2022San Anton SchoolJulian Grech
Angela Vella
Morgan Mae Pisani Gaerty
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2021St. Catherine’s High School, PembrokeLuca Callus
Matthias Fenech
Denise Grisogoni
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2020St Joseph School, Blata l-BajdaJulia Galea
Martina Micallef
Elisa Sacco
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2019St Joseph School, Blata l-BajdaHaley Cassar
Emily Debrincat
Jasmine Farrugia
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2018St Michael FoundationLauren Azzopardi,
Timothy Vella
Edward Rossi
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2017National Sport School, PembrokeBrooke Agius
Liam Scicluna
Malcolm Vassallo
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2016St Augustine CollegeKurt Abela
Robert Bugeja
James Zerafa
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2015St Thomas More College Secondary School, Santa LuciaAlessia Amoroso
Mariah Borg
Nicole Ana Sammut
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2014Savio CollegeJoseph Abela
Daniel Formosa
Andrea Paris
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Past papers

YearBookletsMarking schemes
2022MJSO 2022MJSO 2022 MS
2021Biology, Chemistry, Physics
2020Biology, Chemistry, Physics
2019MJSO 2019
2018MJSO 2018

Kindly note that marking schemes will be provided from 2022 onwards. Marking schemes are not meant to be model answers. Descriptions, methods, and definitions in the marking schemes may not be exhaustive and alternative valid answers may be acceptable.