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The subjects assessed in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) are English, Mathematics (Chinese and English), Science (Chinese and English) and Writing. Our experts write skills-based assessments designed to assess the level of competency a student possesses in each subject area.

For more details click on the corresponding subject icon in the summary table below:
EnglishEnglish Reading and language skills in a range of texts. Students are required to locate, identify, interpret, infer and synthesise information in and about texts, focusing on the aspects of:
  • Reading for meaning in factual texts
  • Syntax
  • Textual devices
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading for meaning in literary texts
MathematicsMathematics Mathematical skills in a range of contexts from the following areas:
  • Algebra and patterns
  • Change and data
  • Measures and units
  • Number and arithmetic
  • Space and geometry
ScienceScience Scientific skills in the subject contexts of Earth and Beyond, Energy and Change, Life and Living, Natural and Processed Materials, and including:
  • Knowledge
  • Interpreting data
  • Investigating
  • Measuring and observing
  • Predicting/ concluding from data
  • Reasoning/ problem solving
WritingWriting Constructing an aspect of a narrative text or a form of persuasive writing, demonstrating:
  • language choices that enhance the writing
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Syntax and grammar
  • Text purpose and structure