The 2013 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) are commencing in May. For the last 30 years ICAS has taken place each year in schools throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, the Pacific region and South Africa. Your child is invited to participate in 2013.
ICAS provides an opportunity for all Years 3 – 12 students to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external testing situation. It provides teachers, parents and students with comprehensive reporting of results in the areas of Computer Skills, English, Mathematics, Science, Spelling and Writing.
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. The tests are an excellent preparation for National tests and the student report is useful for highlighting your child’s strengths and weaknesses. The UNSW certificate and individual student report are also suitable for your child to include in a portfolio.
For further information including practice questions please go to www.eaa.unsw.edu.au
If you wish your student to participate this year, please fill in and return the slip on the GCCC website under Parent Notices with full payment to the College office before the end of Term 1, 27 March 2013.