Teams of Year 7-11 students battle it out to win the pride of place inscription on our Braben competition cup. We want to make it as easy as possible for your school to take part : a supervising teacher (no expertise required) needs to register to invigilate on your school site…they can hold it any date/time in the competition fortnight for each of the two rounds.
Round 1 competition window: Mon 23rd Jan – Fri 3rd Feb 2023
(available in two question sets: Y7-9 (Scotland P7/S1/S2) & Y10-11 (Scotland S3/S4)
Round 2 competition window: Mon 13th Mar – Fri 24th Mar 2023
Congratulations to every team that took part – your certificates are well earned; we hope to see all schools back next year! The competition practice questions will remain open all year on our competition site https://pctc.cuttle.org. A particular well done to our winning team at MCS Oxford, narrowly followed by St Paul’s School and then a Perse team. Read more…
QUICK LINKS: Are you…
- a teacher and ready to register for our competition mailings?
- a teacher or student and want to try out our practice and competition site?
- wanting to read about last year’s winner and other news in our blog area?
Students submit short code solutions to a range of challenges which increase in difficulty across the two rounds and during a timed contest:
Round 1: 40 minutes, sat in pairs sharing 1 computer (medium security)
Round 2: 60 minutes, sat in threes with 1 computer each (higher security)
International schools may enter the competition for the purpose of certificate awards but only schools located in the UK will be eligible for the cup/prize money award.
Find out more in the competition overview, take a look at the practice material available or head straight for the registration form!