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What is OUCC challenge?

Two-round online competition

first round: Thursday, 25 May, 

second round:  Thursday, 8 June

Four divisions (in NZ school year):

Upper Primary (years 6–7)

Junior (years 8–9)

Intermediate (years 10–11)

Senior (years 12–13)

Fees for the OUCC (first round) is $60 per student.

Please note: If you registered after the deadline, the fees will be doubled.


Name of Account: Pinnacle Education Group

Account: 06-0241-0684634-00


Please make payment with the students 'full name + OUCC ' as reference.

⚠️ Please note that any fees and payments made are non-refundable.

⚠️ Before you make any payment, read through the refund policy on our website to avoid misunderstandings.

(Terms and conditions apply).

Register Now!

Round 1: 25 May
Round 1 entries close: 18 May 2023

Award Criteria:

Distinction: scoring 40 or above.

Merit: scoring 25 or above.

Scoring System:

Round 1

Section A             5 tasks of 4 marks

Section B              5 tasks of 6 marks

Section C              2 tasks of 8 marks

Total                      66 marks

Choose the level you want to attend

Welcome to the Oxford University Computing Challenge 2023 in PGA!

The OUCC builds on the principles used in the CAT competition and helps students develop their skills and provide programmatic solutions to computational thinking problems. They will use the Blockly programming language to solve problems. Students have one hour to complete all tasks.

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