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DC Students excel in 2015 ICAS competitions

Posted: June 12, 2015

In March, 122 DC students participated in one or more of the International Competitions & Assessments for Schools (ICAS) competition papers. DC students again performed exceptionally well with 22 High Distinctions (top 1% in HK), 105 Distinctions (next 10%) and 235 Credits (next 25%). Two DC students earned ICAS Medals this year, awarded to the student who gains the top score in a competition across the whole of Hong Kong in that year level.

Our medal winners are:

  • Joseph Cheung, Y11 – English.
  • Isabella Dia-Tsi Tay, Y13 – English (her second medal)

These outstanding young people join our 15 previous medal winners in English, Writing, Mathematics and Science over the last 4 years.

Congratulations to High Distinction Students – Representing the top 1% in Hong Kong

  • Y13: (the only Yr 13 who sat at DC): English – Isabella Dia-Tsi-Tay, Writing – Isabella Dia-Tsi-Tay
  • Y12: (out of only 3 who sat at DC): English – Michael Xin & Nicholas Beale, Writing – Michael Xin
  • Y11: English – Joseph Cheung & Catherine Shaw
  • Y10: English – Aashman Vyas & Matthew Charters, Mathematics – Yan Yau Cheng, Science Yan Yau Cheng
  • Y9: Science – Kevin Xin, English – Kevin Xin,
  • Y8: Writing – Anjalika Ybema, English – Mihika Jinoal, Science – Skye Fung & Alexander Braun
  • Y7: Writing – Seo Jin Park
  • Y6: English – Kimberley Wee, Writing – Ralph Lam, Science – Hyung Jun Kim
  • Y5: Mathematics – Abhinav Khanna

Individual ICAS results and certificates for students who entered the competition in March will be distributed to students before the end of the school year. ICAS provides an opportunity for all students to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external testing situation against other students in Hong Kong. Participation at DC is voluntary.

When you receive your results please note:

  1. Competition papers are assessed at HK local school equivalent age levels: DC Y4 = P3, DC Y5 = P4, DC Y6 = P5, DC Y7 = P6, DC Y8 = HK F1, DC Y9 = HK F2, DC Y10 = HK F3, DC Y11 = HK F4, DC Y12 = HK F5, DC Y13 = HK F6
  2. Students who sat the test did exceptionally as a group, however individual results are only ONE indicator of your child’s ability. They occur on a particular day at a particular time and many factors can affect performance including attitude, nerves, experience in sitting tests, etc.
  3. As students fill out the name information themselves there may be a few certificates that need corrections. If you would like to request corrections please get you child to fill out the change request form at the primary or secondary offices before Wednesday 24 June.