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    International Chemistry Quiz (ICQ) formerly the ANCQ

    Welcome back!

    To coincide with the return of the Quiz this year, we are renaming the ANCQ to incorporate and acknowledge all our overseas students taking part.

    From 2021 onwards, the Quiz will be known as the International Chemistry Quiz (ICQ). It will be held on Thursday 29 July *

    Registrations open Monday 8 March 2021
    Entry costs are $6 (incl. GST) per student for Hard Copy entries - $5 per student for online participants

    The ICQ is a unique chemical education activity. It provides a major focus for secondary school students on the relevance of chemistry in an exciting and stimulating way. The RACI invites all students to participate in the International Chemistry Quiz (ICQ). .

    The ICQ aims to promote interest in chemistry and the role of chemists in our society. The ICQ is not a nationwide assessment of chemistry knowledge, but rather an opportunity to promote Chemistry and for teachers to gauge the understanding their students have of the subject.

    The ICQ is not a test of syllabus content. While some questions will rely on knowledge and understanding covered as part of studying the Australian Curriculum, we have endeavoured to make the quiz interesting and to promote chemistry and chemical thinking. Questions that go beyond what is covered in syllabus documents should be able to be answered by students applying their knowledge and understanding to stimulus material provided in the questions. Some questions that are designed to challenge more able students may be/will be included.

    All students receive a Certificate of Participation and we anticipate that 40% of all entrants will receive Certificates of Merit to acknowledge their efforts at Credit, Distinction and High Distinction levels. Students who obtain a perfect score of 30 out of 30 receive a Certificate of Excellence and a Lapel Pin. Students are encouraged to engage with the questions and are not penalised for incorrect answers. Students will only be competing with other students from their country or state, in the same year level.

    The ICQ is truly an international competition with papers translated into seven different languages. The Quiz attracts students throughout Australia and 20 other countries around the world, including India, Germany and China. 

    The Quiz consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be answered in 60 minutes, either in paper format or online.

    There are four age levels at which students can compete:

    • Junior – Years 7 & 8
    • Intermediate – Years 9 & 10
    • Senior – Year 11
    • Final – Year 12

     * (Some flexibility does exist if this date clashes with another school event)

    Previous Quiz Papers are now available. Please visit our store, or click on the link below, to purchase all year levels.


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    Chemical Resource Centre

    The RACI has produced a free resource database for teachers to use as a teaching aid.

    It has been divided into 4 topics, and includes latest news, research articles and demonstrations that both students and teachers alike will find beneficial for their chemistry knowledge and understanding.

    Also available at ancq.moodle.com.au
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    Please note: If you are located in Singapore you will not be able to purchase past papers from the store. For further enquiries please email the ICQ team at ancq@raci.org.au




                DATE                                                                LOCATION     CONTACT
    To be advised                                      Hong Kong 

     Mr Ricky Yeung

    To be advised Vietnam

     Quynh Lien LE

    Cancelled for 2021 Sri Lanka

     Mr N I N S Nadarasa

    Thursday 29 July 2021    Australia, Brunei, China, Fiji, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea,   Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Western Samoa 

     ICQ Team

    To be advised                                            India and the Gulf Region  Dr. Brijesh Pare

    To be advised 

     Indonesia  Chow Chung How


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