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.

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 restof the world. Looking for workshops to prepare for ICAS? We have those too! Slotsare limited, so register with us now!

2020 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


28 July 2020

5.00 pm


24 September 2020

ScienceStd 2 to Upper 6


28 July 2020

5.00 pm


1 October 2020

WritingStd 3 to Upper 6No longer available in 20205.00 pm


24 June 2020

EnglishStd 2 to Upper 6


9 June 2020

5.00 pm


8 October 2020

MathematicsStd 2 to Upper 6


28 July 2020

5.00 pm


15 October 2020



  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 English 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 has 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.

This workshop is suitable for ages 8 to 16. It is also a suitable preparatory course for the Writing subject of International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) organised by the University of New South Wales Global.

Details are as follows: Courses



ICAS Writing

Days: Sundays

Dates: April 26; May 3, 17, 21; & June 7, 14, 21

Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Contact hours: 7 classes x 3hrs = 21hrs

Method: Zoom (with breaks where learners write and produce their own assignments)

Fees: RM750/ per seat
Group: RM1,750 for 3 seats (savings of RM500)

RM 1,280 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

RM 600

Fees are inclusive of course materials, past-year question exercises and mock tests.

Would you like to find out how effective our curriculum is for your child? 

Click the link below to register! 


Seats are limited to 15 learners per group. Half has been filled up. Hurry and register your slot today!

For enquiries, please call Teacher Aileen at 013 292 8251 or Teacher Woo at 010 244 8251.

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 [email protected] with the email subject ‘ICAS 2020 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 2020, 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. Jeevitha 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!