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 is independent skills-based assessments with a competition element. ICAS is 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 have 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.

Source: extracted from https://www.eats.com.my/


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 rest of the world. Looking for workshops to prepare for ICAS? We have those too! Slots are limited, so register with us now!

2021 ICAS Exam Schedule

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

Subjects Year Level Centre’s Closing Dates Time Assessment Dates



Digital TechnologiesStd 3 to Form 4


ScienceStd 2 to Upper 6




WritingStd 3 to Upper 6TBATBA


EnglishStd 2 to Upper 6




MathematicsStd 2 to Upper 6






  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.


😟 Parents, are you frustrated that your child is not interested in Essay writing?

😟 Are you worried when your child is not able to write fluently and creatively?

😟 Feeling lost when your child needs to further his/ her education in an international school or tertiary education but you don’t know where to start because his/ her writing is not up to the required standards?

🤗 You are not the only one feeling this way.

👍 We understand your feelings. English Champ was established in 2001, specialising in English. We have helped and worked with over 1,000 families to overcome this.

👍 Our team have poured in years of research and development and fine-tuned our creative writing curriculum to teach children step-by-step skills to start writing.

👍 Many parents have testified that their children who were initially not interested in writing has transformed.

✅ The children began writing more.

✅ The worries of parents about their children disappeared. They are able to write fluently and creatively soon after joining us.

✅ Our students have become writers and one of them even went on to publish his book by the age of nine!

✅ The older students were able to transit to international schools and passed their writing assessments with flying colours!

✅ The others went on to become effective communicators in their writing and presentation skills in their college years and beyond.

The details of the workshop will be updated in due course.

For enquiries, please call Teacher Aileen at 013 292 8251 or Teacher Christine at 016 209 1989.

Registration for ICAS

The details of the registration for ICAS will be updated in due course.

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!