This time of year, there are a number of advent calendars produced that have small Computing activities which are fun to take part in. As we’re coming out of the year 11 exams and preparing for the year 9 data capture, I thought this a good time to share them with you.
Computer Science UK
This one is aimed at teachers but easily suitable for year 11 revision. They share a short task a day.
This one is more suitable for younger students, but it does have some suitable coding activities and the infamous styling of Santa’s beard that no one can resist.
Advent of code
This is a more advanced advent dedicated to coding challenges. Most suitable for year 10 and 11 Computer Science students but equally good for a keen year 9 coder.
All students in year 9 and those that opted for Computer Science at GCSE took part in the Bebras computational thinking challenge in November. The results of which were published last week, and I can now happily confirm we have three year 11 students and ten year 9 students who have qualified with an impressing score (top 10% in the country) and earnt themselves a place on the Oxford University Computational Thinking challenge in January 2023.
Certificates and invites are currently in the process of being printed so please keep a look out for them coming home next week.