The First Round and Second rounds of the Applications Olympiad are written at local schools in the second term. Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation and Database skills are tested.
Requirements: Participants will be required to complete a number of application tasks under supervision in one hour. Each participant must have access to a computer. The data files will be provided as Microsoft Office data.
Location: Where schools do not have computer facilities, they may make use of computers at another school or tertiary institution. Schools will have to make these arrangements themselves.
Marking: Schools that take part online will have no marking to do. The results will be sent to them after the event.
For schools that take part offline, papers are marked at school. The teacher in charge of the competition need not be an expert in computer applications. All the answers are simple numbers or single words and can be marked quickly with the use of the answer key provided.
Who may participate?
In the First Round schools may enter as many candidates as they like. The Second Round is by invitation.
Certificates: Certificates to the top 50% per division of all First Round participants in the country:
- Gold: the top 7% of all participants
- Silver: the next 14% of all participants
- Bronze: the next 29% of all participants
A Provincial certificate is awarded to three learners in each Province with the highest scores (above a certain minimum) in Round 2 of the Applications Olympiad.
Further information can be found under the Rules page