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2019 International Competitions for Mathematics, Science, English and Writing (ICAS)

Posted: November 23, 2018

Entries are now open for the 2019 ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools) competition. ICAS provides an opportunity for your child to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external testing situation. This is a voluntary competition. Your child may enter one, some or all of the competitions available to their year level. All students who choose to enter the competition receive a certificate and an individual student report indicating which questions they answered correctly and their score compared with the rest of the students tested.
Certificates are awarded for each year level as follows:

  • High Distinction to the top 1% of entrants
  • Distinction to the next 10% of entrants
  • Credit to the next 25% of entrants
  • Merit to the next 10% of entrants
  • Participation to all other participating entrants

A medal is awarded in each subject for the top score in HK in each year level. DC has a strong history with 26 previous medal winners. Last Year our winners were Eric Xin in Y5(for the second time), Hana Van De Wiel in Y11 for English (for the second time) and Rohan Lassiaz in Y5 for Science.

Venue: Discovery College
Day and time:

  • Primary: Saturday 16 March 2019, 8.30am-12.30pm.
  • Secondary: Saturday 16 March 2019, 1-5.30pm.

If you enter please make sure you keep this day free as the date for the competition is fixed and once entered refund are not possible as they are paid to the organiser.

Duration: Each test is between 45 minutes and 1 hour.

  • English, Mathematics and Writing – Y4 to Y13
  • Science – Y5 to Y13

Cost: HK$75 each for English, Mathematics and Science and HK$150 for Writing competition payable by ePayment only (paid through DC to the organisers and for supervision costs).
Additional information: Please visit
To enter: Entries can be made by completing the eNotice on Gateway. Payment will be debited directly from your child’s ePayment account, please make sure that your ePayment account has at least HK$375 to allow for the potential of all 4 competitions being entered.
Due date for submission of entries: Tuesday 11 December 2018.
Past papers are available for purchase from ICAS HK Office: 1802 Causeway Bay Plaza 2, 463 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, from 9.30am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Phone: 2593 9956 Fax: 2511 9288 Email: Website: