Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Preparing for online ICAS competitions

Year 5-6 students

To target ICAS science top 2% students should complete Mini Science and General Problem Solving series with average over 85%

To target ICAS mathematics top 2% students should work on

OC Mathematics Booster
< target average 85% plus
Mini Math Challenge Grade 4-5
< target average 80% plus
Mathematics Grade 5
< last 3 tests at 90% plus
Mathematics Grade 6
< first 6 tests at 90% plus
Mini Math Challenge Grade 6-7
< 1/4 of the test with average 75% plus
Mini Math Problem Solving Grade 6-7
< 1/4 of the test with average 75% plus

To target ICAS English top 2% students should work on

English Reading Skills Grade 6   
< target average 90% plus   
English Comprehension Grade 6
< target average 90% plus           
English Reading Skills Grade 7
< target average 90% plus
English Comprehension Grade 7
< target average 90% plus

To target ICAS Digital Technology top 2% students should work on

Computer Skills Grade 3-4
< target average 80% plus
Computer Skills Grade 5-6
< target average 75% plus

The failed questions for Computer Skills series should be reviewed by actually running application and practising the skills. Just look at the right answer will be of very little help. This is why DT is difficult to get high scores.

To prepare for ICAS writing, students must prepare for persuasive writing this year. They need to get the structure right (see the writing guide on page QUICK LINKS). They must learn to write good arguments. They must practise online and type 350-400 words over 30 minutes. Use the module read-summarise-write for practice.



Year 3-4 students

To target ICAS science top 2% students should complete Mini Science and General Problem Solving Grade 3-4 series with average over 85%

To target ICAS mathematics top 2% students should work on

OC Mathematics Booster
< target average 85% plus
Mini Math Challenge Grade 4-5
< target average 80% plus

To target ICAS English top 2% students should work on

English Comprehension Grade 5
< target average 90% plus            


And revise all failed questions from OC English Boosters and OC English Trials 

To target ICAS Digital Technology top 2% students should work on

Mini Computer Skills Grade 3-4
< target average 80% plus

The failed questions for Computer Skills series should be reviewed by actually running application and practising the skills. Just look at the right answer will be of very little help. This is why DT is difficult to get high scores.

To prepare for ICAS writing, students must prepare for persuasive writing this year. They need to get the structure right (see the writing guide on page QUICK LINKS). They must learn to write good arguments. They must practise online and type 300-350 words over 30 minutes. Use the module read-summarise-write for practice.

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