Each year, we offer the opportunity for our Year 3-8 students to take part in the ICAS International test series.  This programme is run by the University of New South Wales in Australia and consists of separate exams in Digital Technologies, Science, Writing, Spelling, English and Mathematics in August and September. This year exams are online.  Because of this, we won’t be able to run the practice tests as we have in the past.  There are practice tests available online which we strongly encourage all participants to have a go at in preparation for the exam day.  Learn more about ICAS here: https://www.icasassessments.com/products-icas.

These tests are quite challenging and suitable for children achieving above the expected level.  They are not compulsory and are often chosen by parents and children as a learning extension challenge.  All entrants receive a breakdown of their results as well as a certificate.  There is a cost to parents for each exam.  The costs and dates of tests are outlined below.  There are online preparation tips and tests, which students can try at  http://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/icas/preparatio

SubjectTest DateCost
Digital TechnologiesTuesday 9 August at 9:30am$20.70
WritingThursday 11 August at 9:30am$27.03
EnglishTuesday 16 August at 9:30am$20.70
ScienceTuesday 23 August at 9:30am$20.70
Spelling BeeThursday 25 August at 9:30am$20.70
MathematicsThursday 1 September at 9:30am$20.70


To enter, simply visit the Parent Payment Portal (PPP).  Through this system parents can pay for ICAS directly online.  Simply go to the portal at https://shop.icasassessments.com/pages/pps and enter the access code ABZ264 (by 1 August).