SISHK students score high in UNSW ICAS world-wide assessments

Primary school students from Singapore International School (Hong Kong) achieved outstanding results in the 2017 International Competition and Assessment for Schools (ICAS).

A total of 60 High Distinctions and 356 Distinctions were achieved by students from Primary 4 to 6 across the four areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Writing. The High Distinction recipients represent the top 1% of ICAS participants from Hong Kong and Macau for their year level while Distinction recipients represent the next 10%.

The English department performed exceptionally well with 58% of students obtaining a High Distinction or Distinction. The average scores of SISHK students are significantly higher than the average scores of all participating schools in Hong Kong and Macau.

The School is especially delighted for Primary 5 students, Frank He and Kelly Likiu Wong for receiving the highest scores for their level in Mathematics and Science respectively.

The ICAS is developed by the University of New South Wales, the skills based assessments means students are assessed based on what they know. Every year students from over 20 countries including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and the USA participate in ICAS. 205 primary schools in Hong Kong have been participating in ICAS since 2013.

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