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We want to raise awareness for coding education by organizing coding competitions for all grade levels across the UK. Take your place in this fun and award-winning adventure with your school.

TAKE YOUR TEAM TO VICTORY

Learning to code helps us make sense of the rapidly changing world around us. Join millions of fellow organizers and participants to inspire the development of coding and computational thinking skills in order to explore new ideas and innovate for the future.

Dear Teachers

  • Sign up for Codementum for free.
  • Create your class easily.
  • Start competing.
  • Create your class
  • Complete 30 challenges
  • Collect the most stars in the shortest time
  • Win the prize

Rules and details

  • The competition will be held online at all UK schools (primary & secondary) during the European coding week (9-24th October 2021).
  • Classes will compete in the competition.
  • Classes will have a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 60 students.
  • The competition will be held through our Codementum Studio project, where we provide gamified coding training.
  • Challenges will be different for each level (primary & secondary) and suitable for the relevant level.
  • Challenges will consist of basic coding knowledge, repeat loops and Variables.
  • Awards will be given separately for each category (primary & secondary). We can award the top three classes in each category.
  • The class that will collect the most stars by completing 30 Challenges in the shortest time will be the winner.
  • In the event of equality for code efficiency and the number of stars, time will be taken into account. In this case, the class that finishes in the shortest time will be the winner.
Awards

Awards

Awards

Primary

1st Class

Codementum membership for the whole school

Twin Coding Kit for the class

Twin mobile app subscription for 1 year to all the students of the class

2nd Class

Codementum membership for all of KS2

Twin Coding Kit for the class

Twin mobile app subscription for 1 year to all the students of the class

3rd Class

Codementum membership for the class

Twin Coding Kit for the class

Twin mobile app subscription for 1 year to all the students of the class

Secondary

1st Class

Codementum membership for the whole school

Twin Coding Kit for the class

Twin mobile app subscription for 1 year to all the students of the class

2nd Class

Codementum membership for all of KS3 & KS4

Twin Coding Kit for the class

Twin mobile app subscription for 1 year to all the students of the class

3rd Class

Codementum membership for the class

Twin Coding Kit for the class

Twin mobile app subscription for 1 year to all the students of the class

Are you a teacher?

Are you a teacher?

Are you a teacher?

Why should you bring coding to your classroom?

How can coding benefit your students? What is in it for you as a teacher?

We believe anybody’s basic literacy in a digital age must include an understanding of coding and the development of crucial competencies related to computational thinking, such as problem-solving, collaboration and analytical skills.

Learning how to code can empower your students to be at the forefront of a digitally competent society, develop a better understanding of the world that surrounds them and get better chances to succeed in their personal and professional lives.

Code Week offers all students the possibility to make their first steps as digital creators, by providing schools and teachers free professional development opportunities, teaching materials, international challenges and opportunities to exchange.

New to Coding? No worries!

New to Coding? No worries!

Our tools help familiarise you with coding before introducing it to your students

If you are interested in bringing coding to your classroom but you do not know where to start, do not worry! An international team of teachers and experts have been developing a set of short online training modules to help get you started.

No previous experience in coding required

Codementum is designed as a classroom resource with fully-guided lesson plans. This means, every teacher can teach the Codementum courses, even if they have no prior experience in Computer Science. We provide you with everything you could possibly need.

How do I participate in the competition?

How do I participate in the competition?

How do I participate in the competition?

Step 1

Sign up for free as a teacher

Step 2

Create your class

Step 3

Upload your students to the system

Examples of Challenges

Examples of Challenges

Examples of Challenges

Subject: The Basics
Subject: Repeat Loops
Subject: Variables
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FAQ Hour Of Code

I want to participate in the competition with my students, but how do you ensure information security?

We attach great importance to information security. You can register your students only with a pseudonym username. A valid e-mail address only to reach our teacher is sufficient.

When will the competition be held?
You can join anytime between 9-24th October 2021.
Can we participate in the competition individually?
Unfortunately, no. The aim of the competition is the competition of classes. You can join classes with at least 8 students.
Which subjects will be included in the content of the competition?
10 Challenges from the subject of The Basics, 10 Challenges from the subject of Repeat Loops, 10 Challenges from the subject of Variables. A total of 30 Challenges.
I am a teacher, I have no coding knowledge. How can I join?
Even if you do not have coding knowledge, you can quickly learn with the documents we have prepared and participate in the competition. You can access detailed explanations of each subject in pdf form through Codementum Studio. We have prepared everything for you.
There aren’t enough computers in my school, what can I do to participate in the competition?
You can organize your students. They can participate in the competition at the same time with the computer they have at home.
Can my students join with a smartphone?
Since it is a real coding competition, they should join with a tablet having a large screen, PC or Laptop. We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari for best performance.
How long does the competition take?
The duration depends entirely on your students. You can consider that it may take between 30 and 60 minutes on average.
Can we have multiple classes from the same school?
Yes, you can join with as many classes as you wish from the same school.
Do I need to download any program for the competition?
No. Since our contest will be online, you only need to have internet access.
How will I participate in the competition?
Sign up for Codementum for free. Upload your students to the system in bulk. Your students' usernames will automatically become their passwords. Students can start the competition by logging in with the username-password information you have determined on Codementum. You will find helpful documents for adding students as bulk and other actions on the relevant pages.
My student changed the password and forgot it. What should I do?
When you encounter such a situation, you can reset your student's password. When you reset, username and password will be the same automatically.

If you have any questions: [email protected]