2014 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS AND ASSESSMENTS FOR SCHOOLS (ICAS)
Registrations are now open for the 2014 ICAS exams.
The closing date for these is Thursday 3 April. No entries can be received after this date.
Information and Preparation:
To read more about ICAS examinations visit: http://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/icas/about
For information about preparation visit: http://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/icas/preparation
The dates and fees for the 2014 examinations are:
Computer Skills (Year 4-6) – official sitting date Tuesday 20 May, NZD$8.50
Science (Year 4-6) – official sitting date Wednesday 4 June, NZD$8.50
Writing (Year 4-6) – official sitting date Thursday 19 June, NZD$19.50
Spelling (Year 4-6) - official sitting date Tuesday 17 June, NZD$10.50
English (Year 3-6) – official sitting date Tuesday 29 July, NZD$8.50
Mathematics (Year 3-6) – official sitting date Tuesday 12 August, NZD$8.50
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or Eftpos at the school office. Please do not make payments by internet banking.
Please complete a form for each child.
Click on your child’s year group below to access the form.
Certificates and Medals:
All students receive a certificate and an individual student report indicating which questions they answered correctly and their score compared with the rest of the students tested. ICAS are a useful preparation for future written tests however it should be noted that the examinations are based on the Australian curriculum.
Students with the top score in each subject are awarded a medal and a medal winner’s certificate. To be eligible for a UNSW medal students must have written the relevant assessment on the official ICAS sitting date and the result must be judged as sufficiently meritorious.
Certificates are awarded for each year level as follows:
• High Distinction to the top 1% of participants
• Distinction to the next 10% of participants
• Credit to the next 25% of entrants
• Participation to all other participating students.