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.

Sith 2005

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

Sith 2006

This is an algorithm trace task involving 1D Arrays and Floor Division. No implementation is required. (OCR 2507 Task 2 Jun 2006)

Press Cutting Service

A group of Sixth Form students have decided to run a press cutting service for the students in their school. A database is required to hold details of the cuttings available and the students who borrow them. (Taken from OCR 2507 Task 1 Jun 2007)

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)