2018 ICAS Testing

2018 ICAS Testing

Every year our College invites our parents and caregivers to allow their children to participate in the external ICAS exams, which involves a series of tests across a range of disciplines. The tests are run during school time on dates that are set by the University of New South Wales. Every child who participates receives a certificate.

There are several advantages of participating in nationally based external exams. They give you a gauge as to how your child is performing in certain areas across a broad spectrum of schools and colleges. You will receive detailed feedback with the certificate about specific strengths, and areas needing further attention for your child to improve in the subject assessed. Regardless of how your child performs, the ICAS certificate is a useful record to keep in your child’s resume of scholastic achievement.

Please be aware that ICAS testing is voluntary so it does not impact on your child’s College based reporting. The tests do involve a cost, which is paid by parents and caregivers. In the past we have had parents approach us after the cut-off dates to try and have their children sit the tests. Due to the exams being externally set by the University of New South Wales, it is not within our power to grant extensions to these dates. In addition to this, the dates for the actual tests are set externally, so your child needs to be present on the day of the test to participate. If you wish for your child to participate, you will need to register and pay by the dates listed below. Registrations are through your Parent Lounge account.

Details for the various exams:

  • Digital Technologies (written exam)
    • Year Levels: 3 to 10
    • Register: Wednesday, 21 March 2018
    • Date of Exam: Tuesday, 8 May 2018
    • Cost of Exam: $9.90
  • Science
    • Year Levels: 2 to 12
    • Register: Friday, 27 April 2018
    • Date of Exam: Tuesday, 29 May 2018
    • Cost of Exam: $9.90
  • Spelling
    • Year Levels: 2 to 12
    • Register: Friday, 11 May 2018
    • Date of Exam: Wednesday, 13 June 2018
    • Cost of Exam: $19.80
  • Writing
    • Year Levels: 3 to 12
    • Register: Monday, 14 May 2018
    • Date of Exam: Thursday, 14 June 2018
    • Cost of Exam: $13.20
  • English
    • Year Levels: 2 to 12
    • Register: Thursday, 21 June 2018
    • Date of Exam: Tuesday, 31 July 2018
    • Cost of Exam: $9.90
  • Mathematics
    • Year Levels: 2 to 12
    • Register: Thursday, 21 June 2018
    • Date of Exam: Tuesday, 14 August 2018
    • Cost of Exam: $9.90

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Alison Collins by emailing acollins@brisbanechristiancollege.com.au.