About the Competitions

Grades / Primary Available

Grade 02 / Primary 2 (Paper A)

 

Grade 03 / Primary 3 (Paper B)

 

Grade 04 / Primary 4 (Paper C)

 

Grade 05 / Primary 5 (Paper D)

 

Grade 06 / Primary 6 (Paper E)

Grade 07 / Secondary 1 (Paper F)

 

Grade 08 / Secondary 2 (Paper G)

 

Grade 09 / Secondary 3 (Paper H)

 

Grade 10 / Secondary 4 (Paper I)

Subjects Available

Science

Science

The questions increase in complexity throughout the paper and encourage the use of higher-order thinking skills. ICAS Science will challenge students in the following skill areas:

  • Measuring and Observing
  • Interpreting Data
  • Predicting/Concluding from Data
  • Investigating
  • Reasoning/Problem Solving
English

English

Students will read a variety of texts which narrate, describe, explain, argue, persuade and review. The texts will increase in complexity within each paper as well as from Introductory Paper to Paper J, moving from simple texts dealing with familiar subjects and topics to complex texts discussing abstract concepts and using sophisticated language structures. Skill areas include:

  • Text Comprehension
  • Writer\'s craft
  • Syntax
  • Vocabulary
Mathematics

Mathematics

The questions increase in complexity throughout the paper and encourage the use of higher-order thinking skills. ICAS Mathematics will challenge students in the following skill areas:

  • Number¬† and Arithmetic
  • Algebra and Patterns
  • Measures and Units
  • Space and Geometry
  • Chance and Data
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Digital Technologies

The questions increase in complexity throughout the paper and encourage the use of higher-order thinking skills. ICAS Digital Technologies will challenge students in the following skill areas:

  • Databases
  • Graphics and multimedia
  • Internet use and email programs
  • Networks and other communications systems
  • Operating systems and computer hardware
  • Programming
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word processing
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English Writing

The questions increase in complexity throughout the paper and encourage the use of higher-order thinking skills. ICAS writing will challenge students in the following skill areas:

  • Text purpose and structure
  • Language choices that enhance the writing
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation