Students achieve outstanding ICAS Assessment results

Students from Jerudong International School (JIS) recently achieved outstanding results in this year’s ICAS Assessments.

A total of 71 students from the school participated, with outstanding performers receiving certificates for Merit, Credit, Distinction and High Distinction.

Developed for students in primary and secondary school years, ICAS assesses the higher order thinking and problem-solving skills needed for success in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing, Spelling and Digital Technologies. ICAS is developed by UNSW Global Pty Limited and has had more than nine million students participate since 2002.

JIS Principal Nicholas Sheehan said, “At JIS, we believe in choice and so our parents are able to choose if they would like their children to take these examinations from the University of New South Wales. We are delighted to hear of the tremendous successes achieved by the students who have chosen to take these exams.”

The competitions are for Year 3 to Year 13 students. Thirty-six students entered the Mathematics competition. Risa Giri, Vivi He and Dhanushan Chinniah were awarded High Distinction certificates. Four students achieved distinctions, 14 credit, two merit and 13 participation certificates.

In the Science category, 23 students participated and Dhanushan Chinniah and Risa Giri were awarded High Distinction Certificates while five students achieved Distinction, six credit, two merit and eight participation certificates.

In the Digital Technologies category, 12 students participated and Yi Zer Tan and Dhanushan Chinniah were awarded High Distinction and three students achieved Distinction, two Credit, one Merit and four participation certificates.

“ICAS independently evaluates students’ skills and knowledge in core learning areas and provides insight into students’ understanding. The skills tested are important indicators of success in school and beyond,” said Senior Manager Test Development at UNSW Global Kerry Tremaine.

Participating students in a group photo. PHOTO: JIS