Design Thinking with Robotics and Computational Thinking (DrCT) – Online

We are delighted to bring you, Design Thinking with Robotics and Computational Thinking International Competition (DrCT Online) and DrCT Global Finals. We invite you to sign up for DrCT and open the doors to free CT training using our internationally acclaimed tasks and breaking down problems solving, analysing the validity of solutions and spotting patterns in data – all essential skills for the workplace.

We hope to create a platform that can allow students to have an opportunity to learn about informatics in a more creative way and compete with the rest of the world. Using Computation thinking also allows the students to have a systematic approach to learn programming and our methodology of combining design thinking and robotics will provide an intuitive first introduction to programming, as well as infinite opportunities for gradually building more advanced projects using an electronics platform fulfilling a standard loved and tested by millions of people who use informatics for real-world applicable projects across the globe.

To cultivate students’ creativity, logical reasoning ability, algorithmic and computational thinking skills. By solving our contest tasks and using design thinking methodology to develop a robotic solution for a problem statement, we will facilitate a deeper understanding of the world around the learner and enable them to solve everyday problems by leveraging the power of computers and information technology. Students will pick up the finer points of programming, solution focus and action oriented which is not merely writing a piece of code but involves useful algorithmic techniques and problem-solving skills.

DrCT Online and DrCT Finals are open to Year 1 to 13 (Primary 1 to A-Levels / STPM) Malaysian students. The contest is completed online in schools and supervised by teachers.

Malaysian students who have won Gold/ Silver/ Bronze Award in DrCT will be invited to join STEAM AHEAD 2020: DrCT Finals in Bali, Indonesia. Contest entry is available on a first come first served basis, so register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

KPM Letter

Surat Penganjuran Program & Pertandingan di bawah SMO Education Group bagi Tahun 2020

Date

DrCT (Online): 19 May 2020

STEAM AHEAD 2020-DrCT Finals: 20-24 November 2020 @ Bali, Indonesia

Format

Primary

DIVISION JUNIOR – YEAR 1 AND 2 DIVISION MIDDLE PRIMARY – YEAR 3 AND 4 DIVISION UPPER PRIMARY – YEAR 5 AND 6
Format 18 questions (3 National Olympiad in Informatics questions, 15 Computational Thinking questions) 20 questions (4 National Olympiad in Informatics questions, 16 Computational Thinking questions) 24 questions (5 National Olympiad in Informatics questions, 19 Computational Thinking questions)
Duration 60 minutes 60 minutes 75 minutes
Language(s) English English English

Secondary

DIVISION LOWER SECONDARY – YEAR 7 TO 8 DIVISION UPPER SECONDARY – YEAR 9 TO 10 DIVISION JUNIOR COLLEGE – YEAR 11 TO 13
Format 24 questions (6 National Olympiad in Informatics questions, 18 Computational Thinking questions) 24 questions (7 National Olympiad in Informatics questions, 17 Computational Thinking questions) 24 questions (8 National Olympiad in Informatics questions, 16 Computational Thinking questions)
Duration 75 minutes 90 minutes 90 minutes
Language(s) English English English

SCORING SYSTEM

Easy Questions: 6 marks

Medium Questions: 9 marks

Hard Questions: 12 marks

AWARDS

The top 40% of the participants will receive an award certificate.

^Perfect Score Full marks
^Gold Award Top 8%
Silver Award Next 12%
Bronze Award Next 20%
Certificate of Participation Next 60%

^qualifies as a significant award for International Junior Honor Society (IJHS)

HOW TO REGISTER?

SCHOOL REGISTRATION: DOWNLOAD DrCT REGISTRATION FORM NOW! (Registration is Closed!)

PRIVATE CANDIDATE PRE-REGISTRATION: Please submit your details HERE and we will contact you for payment once the venue is confirmed. Thank you.(Registration is Closed!)

All participating schools MUST have at least 10 students taking part.

All participants MUST register according to CURRENT Year Level in school.

IMPORTANT!!! DrCT Registrations submitted without meeting minimum requirements will be automatically voided/ disqualified and no refund will be entertained.

Fill up the form with your student details then email the form back to info@smo-testing.com, together with your bank-in slip.

Please make payment by Direct Bank-In / Cash / Cheque payable to SMO TESTING SERVICES SDN BHD, and bank-in to our Maybank account no.: MBB 5122 2263 7004.

DrCT will be held in your school and no travelling is required.

We will send the DrCT Quick Start Guide (with Login ID & Passwords) to your school by email, a few days before competition’s sitting date.

More info will be available at our facebook (fb.me/smoMalaysia).

Registration Closing Date (for schools in Malaysia)
14 February 2020, Tuesday

DrCT Sitting Date (for schools in Malaysia)
19 May 2020, Tuesday

Result Announcement Date (for schools in Malaysia)
TBC