Here is a message from Michael Cameron, the South African manager of the Computer Olympiad.
“There is still time to let us know how many of your computer literate learners will write the 2017 Applications Olympiad.
Entry is free – no need to collect money. Learners can write online (no marking for you). For offline they fill in one-word answers to 25 questions, so marking is fast and you can give immediate feedback. Participants quickly see that there is always more to learn about word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. In the week after the Olympiad you receive model solutions allowing you to extend their thinking and efficiency.
The Applications Olympiad First Round runs for one hour anytime in the week 8 – 12 May. It is easier than in 2016 but it does also test computational thinking. The top 50% in the country will receive Bronze, Silver or Gold Certificates.
Round 2 on 7 June is for top performers. It is by invitation and will be more challenging to extend those who are in line go to the Finals (4 and 5 July) or to receive provincial certificates.
If you enter now, instructions will be sent to you next week, including data files for uploading for the Olympiad.
More information can be found under Applications Olympiad at:
To enter, use the form below and send to email@example.com or fax it to 021-447-8410.
You can also enter directly on our website at: