It will be held on-line in your school from February 24 to March 6, 2020.
About Design Thinking with Robotics and Computational Thinking (Dr CT) Challenge
There will be no entry fee and no limit to the number of students you can send.
The top 120 Secondary 1 to 5 winners enrolled in government schools will be invited to the 2nd round (Computational Thinking with Coding), held at Singapore Polytechnic on May 30, 2020 (Saturday) from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm.
The Dr CT Challenge is an international challenge on informatics and computer fluency for all age of school students.
It is performed at schools using computers. The contestants are supervised by teachers.
The challenge has two types of tasks: a multiple choice questions and interactive problems.
Number of tasks varies year-by-year from 18 to 24 questions of different difficulty to be solved in 40, 45 or 55 minutes.
For each multiple choice question a choice of four answers is provided. There are interactive tasks as well.
For every correct answer there is 6 (easy), 9 (medium) or 12 points (hard).
If no answer is given the score doesn’t change;
Minus one third of the possible points if the answer is incorrect.
There are 2 different levels of this competition, but each grade level is evaluated independently and awards are given to all 5 individual levels:
- Division Intermediate (Secondary 1 & 2)
- Division Advanced (Secondary 3, 4 and 5)
All Singapore government schools with Secondary 1 to 5 students will be administered under the Dr CT/National Software Competition scheme, which is a partnership between Singapore Scholastic Trust Limited (SST) and Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Computing (SP SoC). Enrollment is free for all Secondary 1 to 5 contestants enrolled through Singapore Government or Government-Aided schools.
For Intermediate and Division Advanced , the top 100 students will be invited for Round 2, which will be held at SP on May 30, 2020.
Preliminary Round Awards
Each grade level will be evaluated and
Students who get full marks will be conferred the Perfect Score Certificate
The top 8% for each grade will earn a Gold Certificate
Next 12% for each grade level will be awarded the Silver Certificate
Next 20% for each grade level will be presented the Bronze Certificate
All other contestants will be given a Certificate of Participation for their effort.