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2020 International Competitions for Mathematics, Science, English and Writing (ICAS) – Entries Due at 3pm on Wednesday 11 December

Posted: November 29, 2019

Entries are now open for the 2020 ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools). 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 Abhinav Khanna won the medal for Mathematics.

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

Venue: Discovery College
Day and time: Primary: Saturday 14 March 2020, 8.30am-12.30pm. Secondary: Saturday 14 March 2020 from 1-5.30pm.
Duration: Each test is between 45 minutes and 1 hour.

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

Cost: $80 each for English, Mathematics and Science and $160 for the 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 using the ESF Payment System.
Due date for submission of entries: Wednesday 11 December 2019.

Past papers are available for purchase from ICAS Hong Kong Office: 1802 Causeway Bay Plaza 2, 463 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, from 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday. T: 2593 9956 F: 2511 9288 E: W: