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The World Computing Championships®
We believe summative assessment should be inclusive and a demonstration of depth-in-learning, rather than focusing on elitism and superficial statistics like algorithm speed. For this reason, the World Computing Championships® group students who have been exposed to similar levels of programming and are excited to develop their competitive programming skills.
The WCC® consists of FOUR CONTESTS every season. Each contest is held online over a single weekend and is asynchronous (participants can complete each round at their convenience over the weekend). In addition, we also have TWO LEVELS of entry - Junior and Senior.
|Contest 1||2-5 October 2020||N/A 2020|
|Contest 2||December 2020||N/A 2020|
|Contest 3||February 2021||N/A 2021|
|Contest 4||April 2021||N/A 2021|
While this may change in the future, as of now students cannot register for competitions themselves. Registration and payments are only possible through a parent or teacher account.
Once parents / teachers have completed all the necessary steps, student login details need to be passed on to the student.
Each registration can include any number of students, but a parent/teacher account can only apply once per competition.
If multiples of 3 students are registered together, they will be put into teams of 3 in the same order as they were input.
If you register not as a team of 3, either send us a contact us with the 3 individuals to be in the same team (copy in all used parent/teacher email acounts for these 3 individuals), or we will group into teams of 3 in the order the registrations were received.
The round timing and details are shared on the student dashboard near to the competiton date, and so participants need to log-in maybe a few days beforehand to familiarise themselves with the set-up and the schedule.
Individual Rounds will be individually completed by each participant, while Team Rounds will be completed by teams ('existing friends' or with the same residence / nationality)
Each contest consists of 6 rounds, which are grouped into the above categories as follows:
Participants sometimes think deeply alone, work in teams, be inspired by speakers and develop using their imagination!
This unique platform also enables participants to network and build lasting friendships - usually the main highlight of their schooling years.
For a more detailed breakdown on how the competitions flow, please browse the other sections:
The most important prizes to be had are the intangibles ones gained from such an experience. On top of that all particiants receive: