Top ICAS Science Score in NZ for College Student

September 05, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Congratulations to Andrew Chen who has achieved the top score in Year 9 for the New Zealand and Pacific International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) Science Test! Well done Andrew!

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 Computer Skills, English, Maths, Science, Spelling and Writing. Thus far we have results for Science and Computer Skills.

In the competition, Andrew’s science skills were assessed in the key scientific areas of measuring and observing, interpreting data, predicting/concluding from data, investigating and reasoning/problem solving over the knowledge areas of Earth and Beyond, Energy and Change, Life and Living and Natural and Processed Materials. Andrew said some of the questions were tricky as some of the multi-choice answers sounded so similar he had to think really hard!

Andrew’s top score achievement qualifies him for a medal from the University of New South Wales along with a medal winner’s certificate which he will receive at a presentation ceremony later in the year. This is the third ICAS medal for Andrew having been top in Maths in 2012 and top in Science in 2013!


Here we congratulate those students who were awarded High Distinction; an award for being placed in the top 1% of New Zealand entrants, and Distinction, given to the next top 9% nationally.


Year 7 Distinction
Joseph Chan
Samuel Ou

Year 8 Distinction
William Feng 
Karl Jorgensen 
Jann Kruiswijk
Isobel Merrie 

Year 9 High Distinction 
Noel Argoseputro
Andrew Chen
Jackson Cleaver
Olivia Dodd
Joy Han
Sam Scott
Benjamin Staite
Desmond Yong
Yunfan Yu 

Year 9 Distinction
Conor Ansell
George Beggs
Ben Creemers
Michael Duncan
Matthew Farnell
Sam Fletcher
Natasha Humphries
Nicholas Kirk
James Kroll
Callum Lee
Tommy Liu
Daniel Mar
Joshua Ng
Ebba Olsen
Hannah Williams
George Wu 

Year 10 High Distinction
Joshua Looker
Crystal Sun
Becca Worthington
Bill Yang

Year 10 Distinction
Kane Cocker
Maxwell Danesh-Clough
Connor Hackney Smith
Hugo Hatherley
Emily Horning
Tate McGregor
Erin Meek
William Nathan
Krish Sethi
Timothy So
David Thibaud
Max Wang
Patrick Ye 


Year 7 High Distinction
David Liu
Joseph Chan
William Feng  
Peter Gin
Karl Jorgensen 
Ling KongNicholas Morrison
Adam Perry
Michael Wighton
Helen Yu

Year 8 Distinction
Jason Hatton





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