Four National ICAS Medals For College Students

November 26, 2020 at 9:28 AM

Four College students are very proud to hear that they will be awarded ICAS medals for achieving the top score in the country for their year group in the New Zealand and Pacific International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS). 

Year 7 student, Yujie Shen will receive a medal for his top mark in Mathematics, Year 9 student, Jayden Tee for Science and two Year 8 spelling whizzes, Jiayi Luo and Alan Chen, will receive medals for the Spelling Bee.

ICAS, commonly referred to as the ‘University of New South Wales competitions,’ is conducted annually in Australia and over 20 countries globally. These are independent skills-based assessments and school tests for primary and secondary school students in a range of subjects including Computer Skills, English, Maths, Science, Spelling and Writing.

As all things this year, ICAS was disrupted by Covid-19, delaying the exams.  A large number of students from each of our Saint Kentigern schools are entered in ICAS each year in a range of subjects, with many gaining Distinction and High Distinction. Almost 100,000 students sit these tests world-wide, so it is an amazing achievement to be awarded national medals for top marks in the country!

Saint Kentigern traditionally does well in these exams and Yujie, Jayden, Jiayi and Alan join Oliver Mar (Year 4) and Gavin Chen (Year 3) from the Boys’ School who were both awarded ICAS medals for Mathematics.

Well done to all these students!

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