About ICAS

For over 20 years the International Competition and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) has taken place each year throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, the Pacific region and South Africa.

ICAS are independent skills-based assessments with a competition element. ICAS are developed annually for primary and secondary school students in the subject areas of Digital Technologies, English, Mathematics, Science and Writing.

ICAS provides an opportunity for all students and teachers to gain a measure of achievement in an external assessment. It provides parents with comprehensive reporting results and gives helpful information regarding their child’s performance.

Each student will receive a certificate and an individual student report indicating which questions they had answered correctly, as well as the average marks in the region. It is also useful for highlighting his/her strengths and weaknesses in the skills and processes of the subject taken.

The certificates awarded for each year level in Malaysia are as follows:

  • Gold Medals to the top scorers
  • High Distinction to the top 1%
  • Distinction to the next 10%
  • Credit to the next 25%
  • Merit to the next 10%
  • Participation to all other participants

The percentages allocated to awards are approximate and will vary according to the number of students taking each test and the distribution of their scores.

Medal presentation ceremonies are held annually in November to publicly acknowledge, encourage and reward students’ academic achievements.

Medal winning students (Paper I and Paper J) in their final two years of schooling also qualify for bonus Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) Points which can be used toward undergraduate degree programs at the University of New South Wales.

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English Champ is an authorised centre to host ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools), an independent, skills-based assessment program for primary and secondary school students. The assessments comprise Digital Technologies, English, Mathematics, Science, and Writing. We also offer workshops for English and Writing for those who are looking for extensive coverage of the assessment topics.

Want to participate?

ICAS can give you an edge if you are pursuing tertiary education in Australia.Besides that, you will find out how you fair in different subjects compared to the restof the world. Looking for workshops to prepare for ICAS? We have those too! Slotsare limited, so register with us now!

ICAS Exam Schedule

View our full Programme Structure on a Desktop / Laptop computer.

Subjects Year Level Centre’s Closing Dates Time Assessment Dates

Fees

RM

Digital TechnologiesStd 3 to Form 4

Friday

8 March 2019

5.00 pm

Tuesday

9 April 2019

65.00
ScienceStd 2 to Upper 6

Friday

8 March 2019

5.00 pm

Tuesday

23 April 2019

65.00
WritingStd 3 to Upper 6

Tuesday

14 May 2019

5.00 pm

Wednesday

3 July 2019

98.00
EnglishStd 2 to Upper 6

Tuesday

14 May 2019

5.00 pm

Tuesday

16 July 2019

65.00
MathematicsStd 2 to Upper 6

Tuesday

14 May 2019

5.00 pm

Tuesday

30 July 2019

65.00

Notes:

  1. A minimum of 10 participants for each subject is required, which otherwise, the participants may be required to pay an additional fee accordingly or given the option to withdraw from the competition at no cost. Should this be the case, parents of these participants will be informed accordingly.
  2. Should there be any changes to the centre’s schedule after the registration, parents will be informed accordingly.
  3. Competition at English Champ will be under the name of Literacy World ELC.
  4. The competition is scheduled to be held at English Champ, 1-8 (1st Floor), One Avenue, Jalan Masjid, PJU6A, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
  5. Past year question booklets are also available for sale. Please request for the order form.

2019 ICAS English and Writing Courses

We have over 15 years of experience in conducting ICAS and great testimonials from our gold medalists and their parents. Sign your child up for our ICAS English and Writing courses to help them understand the assessment format and in return, build their confidence during the assessment.
Details are as follows: Courses Fee RM
ICAS Writing
Days: Sundays
Dates: May 5, 12, 26; June 2, 9, 16 & 23
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Contact hours: 7 classes x 3hrs = 21hrs
RM750 RM1,200 for both workshops
ICAS English
Days: Saturdays
Date: May 11, 18, 25; June 15, 22, 29; & July 6
Time: 4.00pm – 6.30pm
Contact hours: 7 classes x 2.5 hrs = 17.5 hrs
RM550
Fees are inclusive of course materials, past-year question exercises and mock tests.

Registration for ICAS

  1. Return/e-mail the registration form together with the fee payment in cash/cheque to us. All cheques are to be made payable to ‘Literacy World Sdn. Bhd. (BU)’.
  2. Alternatively, you may deposit the fees into our CIMB Bank account number 8003176063 under the name of Literacy World Sdn. Bhd (BU) and email us the completed registration form together with the bank deposit slip to bu@englishchamp.com.my with the email subject ‘ICAS 2019 for <participant’s name>’.
  3. The management reserves the right to reschedule the assessment time for all ICAS subjects.
  4. All participants are advised to arrive 15 minutes before the assessment starts. Strictly no extension of time will be granted to those who arrive late for the assessment.
  5. The dates will remain the same unless further directed by the organiser.
  6. All payments made are not refundable and not transferable.
  7. Participants who are invited to receive the gold medals/ participate in the award ceremony at the end of 2019, will be given our centre’s t-shirt without additional fee. Participants are required to wear the t-shirt to the ceremony.
    Should you require any assistance, please feel free to contact Ms. Christine at 016-2091989 or Ms. Yatt at 03-77259255.

Want to participate?

ICAS can give you an edge if you are pursuing tertiary education in Australia.Besides that, you will find out how you fair in different subjects compared to the restof the world. Looking for workshops to prepare for ICAS? We have those too! Slotsare limited, so register with us now!