Grok Code Quest is a friendly five-week competition where thousands of school students come together to learn to code. Teachers can sign up their students, and students competing individually at home are also welcome!
Grok Code Quest 2019 will run for 5 weeks, from Monday 28th October until Sunday 1st December. Programming challenges are released at the beginning of each week, along with interactive notes that teach you everything you need to complete them.
Grok Code Quest will teach students how to program as we go along, rather than expecting them to be an expert already. With four streams to choose from and problems ranging from simple to challenging, there's something for coders of all experience levels.
Teaches MicroPython for the BBC micro:bit. No experience required.
Teaches Blockly, a visual programming language. No experience required.
Choose either the Python 3 programming language or Blockly, a visual programming language. No experience required.
Teaches the Python 3 programming language. Some experience required.
Note: Code Quest 2019 reuses the content and questions from the NCSS Challenge 2019 and the micro:bit Crash course. NCSS Challenge students can use Code Quest to try the next level of difficulty.
“It teaches you as you go so you are able to test yourself, but you aren't expected to already know everything. I love how the problems are so creative, and entertaining to read. The tutors are also really friendly and respond quickly to queries.”
“Working on a challenge for hours, racking your brain and thinking about it for hours more, and then the feeling of success and satisfaction when you run it and it's correct! I love the little adrenaline rush you get when all the green ticks pop up!”
“Students who have normally been less than engaged in Tech are suddenly immersed in it, not only managing to work through the problems and frustrations but also helping each other. The collegiality and collaborative environment is fabulous.”
Sujatha, Technology Teacher
“Not only did the challenges allow [students] to develop new skills, it also improved their self confidence as they were able to see the improvements they made as they worked through the problems. Our school based data shows improved computational thinking with improved results in external competitions.”
Linda, Technology Teacher
Our problem-based learning approach matches each new concept with a problem so you learn by doing!
Code from any device, any time - start a question on your iPad at school and finish it off on your computer at home.
Dive straight into coding while using the notes, with interactive code snippets that can be edited and run.
Our automarker breaks each problem down into tests and gives you useful feedback to help you solve it!
We've designed our platform with your needs firmly in mind. Let our classroom-ready resources do the heavy lifting of content delivery, so you can focus on your students.
View and edit your students’ details, and easily keep track of their progress on our teacher dashboard. Get quick updates at a glance, or drill down to see all student activity.
Find a welcoming community of qualified tutors providing personalised, one-on-one support. Get help and communicate in a safe, moderated environment.
Grok competitions are challenging, and we want to recognise students’ achievements! All students who participate will receive a printable certificate.
Go head to head with students from around the world! Earn points for each problem you solve, and rank on the leaderboard. to win glory for yourself and your school!
We provide you with all the notes and support you need to run Code Quest as a classroom activity - no software installation is required. We give you access to the content throughout the year, so you can move at a pace that suits your class. You can track your students’ progress using our teacher dashboard, and we provide expert support for any questions you have.Sign up my class!