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What is OUCC

Welcome to the Oxford University Computing Challenge (AU and NZ) 2024 in PGA!

OUCC is a 60-minute online programming competition to develop computational thinking skills for Years 6 to 13. The second round is invitational.

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.

Two-round online competition

first round: Thursday, 20 June 2024 

second round:  Thursday, 1 August 2024 (invitation only)

Four divisions (in NZ school year):

Upper Primary (years 6–7)

Junior (years 8–9)

Intermediate (years 10–11)

Senior (years 12–13)

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

Award Criteria:

Distinction: scoring 40 or above.

Merit: scoring 25 or above.

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

If you are eligible for the second round, the fee for the second 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).

PGA reserves the right to interpret all competition and course arrangements.

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Round 1: 16:30 on 20 June 2024
Round 1 entries close: 7 June 2024

When registering multiple students, complete a separate registration form for each student, and ensure that you use a different email for each student.

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