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International Competitions and Assessment for schools (ICAS)


ICAS is an initiative of Educational Assessment Australia (EAA). EAA is a not for profit organisation owned by the University of New South Wales (UNSW). ICAS provides an opportunity for all students to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external assessment situation.  It provides teachers, parents and students with comprehensive reporting of results in English, Mathematics and Science.

All students receive a certificate and an individual student report indicating which questions they answered correctly, their total score as well as their average compared with the rest of the students in the state/region. The student report is also useful for highlighting student strengths and weaknesses in the skills and processes in the chosen ICAS competitions.

High quality UNSW certificates are awarded for each year level in each state/region as follows:

  • High Distinction to the top 1% of entrants
  • Distinction to the next 10% of entrants
  • Credit to the next 20% of entrants
  • Participation to all other participating students.

All students who achieve the highest score in each state/region receive a UNSW medal. These medals may be presented at UNSW Medal Ceremonies or by your child’s principal at a school assembly.

All medals and certificates are awarded at the discretion of EAA.