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Competition

NCSS Challenge (Beginners) Blockly

Bands: Years 7-8

Duration: 5 weeks, online from 27 July 2020

The Beginners stream of the NCSS Challenge is the best stream for most students.

It introduces fundamental computational thinking concepts, plus adds some fun stuff on top.

This year we're offering two versions of the Beginners challenge, one in Blockly (block-based coding) and one in regular Python. Choose what's comfortable.

Subscription fees apply - registration includes an all access subscription to Grok Learning.

Subscription fees apply

Curriculum Concepts

Key concept

F-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
Data representation
(ACTDIK002) (ACTDIK008) (ACTDIK015) (ACTDIK024) (ACTDIK035)
Algorithms
(ACTDIP004) (ACTDIP010) (ACTDIP019) (ACTDIP029) (ACTDIP040)
Implementation
(ACTDIP011) (ACTDIP020) (ACTDIP030) (ACTDIP041)

Linked resources

NCSS Challenge (Newbies)

The Newbies stream of the NCSS Challenge has been built for students with no experience in coding at all.