by Beth Downie

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) 2020

We have been offered the opportunity to have our Year 5 and 6 children participate in the ICAS tests. 

 ICAS is an international competition that tests children’s skills and understandings over a range of curriculum areas. This year we are offering Mathematics, English, and Science tests. ICAS Assessments are now online, a move that reflects a sector-wide transition to computer-based assessment. This allows greater accessibility for students and faster delivery of results.

Learn more about ICAS here:

UNSW Global states the benefits as being: Independent assessment of student strengths and weaknesses. High-quality assessment. An independent source of recognition of your child’s talents and achievements. Results are delivered to you in comprehensive school and student reports, with detailed analysis.

Every student receives a certificate acknowledging participation, and awards include High Distinction, Distinction, and Credit certificates. The dates and costs for the tests are:

Science Week beginning 17th August $18

English Week beginning 24th August $18

Maths Week beginning 31st August $18

If you would like your child to take part in any, or all of these tests, please fill out the form below. Please note, this form will be closed on Monday, 29th June 2020.

Payment is to be made online to the school bank account.

Beth Downie

Deputy Principal