ICAS English

The ICAS English Competition is coming up, it costs $7.50 and you must pay by the middle of June.  The date for sitting the competition will be Wednesday August 5th and the organiser is Mrs Musson.

The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) – English assess reading and language skills in a range of contexts. The following aspects of texts are assessed and reported: reading for meaning in literary texts, reading for meaning in factual texts, textual devices, syntax and vocabulary. The questions require students to locate, identify, interpret, infer and synthesise information in and about texts.

Students read a variety of texts which narrate, describe, explain, argue, persuade and review. The types of texts include extracts from novels, short stories, poems, play scripts, transcripts of interviews, letters, diary entries, advertisements, webpages, reports and explanations, opinion pieces and reviews. These texts may include tables, diagrams, maps and other visual information.

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