If you’re aged 18 or under, love coding and have a great imagination, then OCR would like to hear from you.
OCR was pleased to sponsor the Festival of Code in early August. It was a great chance for us to show our support for encouraging creativity, innovation and learning amongst young people interested in programming and coding. OCR’s ICT Curriculum Leader Alison Pearce explains more about the Festival.
At the Festival, we launched a competition for young coders, giving them the opportunity to share their ideas and be in with a chance of winning a Raspberry Pi bundle including a Raspberry Pi computer.
We would like individuals or teams to design their own recipe or instructions for the Raspberry Pi in 100 lines of code or less. If you need some help to get you going, examples of OCR recipes can be found on the Raspberry Pi page. There are three age groups and prizes will be awarded in each category.
More information about the new competition, including entry forms, is available on the competition page (this competition has now expired). The deadline for entries is 30 August 2013.
This is all part of OCR’s work to inspire a new generation of computer scientists. We were the first awarding body to offer a GCSE in the subject and earlier this year, we launched the first ever online GCSE computing course - ‘Cambridge GCSE Computing online’- with partners Cambridge University Press and Raspberry Pi.
Find out more about OCR’s full suite of computing qualifications.