Challenges

Magic 8 Ball

The Magic 8 Ball is a toy used for fortune-telling or seeking advice, manufactured by Mattel and developed in the 1950s. Often used in fiction and for humour related to it giving very accurate, very inaccurate, or otherwise statistically improbable.

Film Society

In the bygone days videos and films were rented from shops on reflective pieces of plastic and magnetic rolls of ribbon. This is a software development task and an implementation task. (Taken from OCR 2507 Task 1 Jun 2006)

Cellular Automata

A cellular automaton is a collection of “colored” cells on a grid of specified shape that evolves through a number of discrete time steps according to a set of rules based on the states of neighboring cells.

Examination Centre

An Examination Centre number and determines whether it is an overseas or a UK Centre. This is an algorithm trace task. No implementation is required. (OCR 2507 Task 2 Jun 2007)

Push Pop

This algorithm uses one procedure and five functions and implements a stack. (Taken from OCR 2507 Task 2 Jun 2008)

The Dice Game

The dice simulator and subsequent dice playing game is probably the most exciting GCSE coursework ever.

The Pundit

In this task you should use libraries such as Cheetah and Plotly to analyse data for a game or competition producing useful statistics and chats that could be used by a Pundit.

University Databases

Courses at a university consist of modules. This is a software development task and an implementation task. (Taken from OCR 2507 Task 1 Jun 2005)

Sith 2005

This is an algorithm trace task involving 2D Arrays. No implementation is required. (OCR 2507 Task 2 Jun 2005)