Skills test for coders

2019-07-30 06:01

Programme Olympiad 2019 is looking for learners who can code. The olympiad is a problem-solving contest and challenges learners to practise and improve their skills.

“The Programming Olympiad builds coding skills. Even writing a programme to solve just one of the tasks is an achievement. The experience of taking part widens horizons for the future,” says Programme Olympiad manager, Michael Cameron.

Learners from any school can enter if they can code. The first round started at schools from yesterday (Monday 29 July) to Friday 2 August.

Learners use a computer to solve three problems in an hour.

The top 50% per age group nationwide receive certificates.

The second round will be on Wednesday 21 August and will be more challenging. Participants will have two hours to write programmes to solve four problems. Learners can practise past problems online if they are keen. V Schools can register at


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