2021 World Knowledge Olympiad for high schools (Gr 8 -12 learners)

calendar
Tue May 11, 08:00 - Tue May 11, 20:00
location
school (venue arranged by teacher in charge of WKO) OR home (only an option for those participating in the online version of the Olympiad)

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THIS IS WHERE YOU ENTER HIGH SCHOOL LEARNERS FOR THE 2021 WORLD KNOWLEDGE OLYMPIAD.

IF YOU ARE ENTERING LEARNERS IN GRADES 6 & 7, PLEASE CLICK HERE


  • The first round of the 2021 World Knowledge Olympiad (for high schools) will be available in a choice of an online format OR or a paper based format
  • The online Olympiad will take place on Tuesday 11 May 2021 and the paper based Olympiad between 10 and 14 May 2021
  • 45 minutes is allowed for the writing of the Olympiad
  • Top performers from both the online and paper based formats will be invited to take part in the final round
  • The final round will take place in an online format
  • The provisional date for the final round is Tuesday 3 August
  • The cost of entry is dependent on the number of learners you enter (see below)
  • There is no additional fee for those invited to participate in the final round
  • The first round question papers are available in a choice of English or Afrikaans. The final round will take place in English only
  • Each learner that participates in the World Knowledge Olympiad will receive a personalised certificate (digital)
  • The top 10 performers in each grade receive a special certificate of recognition
  • The top 3 performers in each grade will receive a cash prize (1st place = R1000, 2nd place = R600, 3rd please = R400)
  • Teachers entering learners into the Olympiad will receive a certificate of recognition and be entered into a lucky draw
  • It is our preference for schools to enter their learners but where schools choose not to take part in WKO, parents may enter their children to take part


Paper based Olympiad

  • Question papers will be emailed to schools/parents on Friday 7 May
  • Individual schools/parents are responsible for printing the question papers emailed to them
  • The Olympiad can be written on any day between Monday 10 and Friday 14 May at a time convenient to the school
  • Teachers/parents are asked to ensure that the Olympiad is invigilated and written under exam conditions
  • Scripts are to be marked by teachers/parents (or learners) and scores submitted (via email to the WKO office) using the spreadsheet which will be provided
  • Scores must reach the WKO office by midday on Friday 21 May 2021


Online Olympiad

  • Participants must have access to the internet as well as a smart phone/computer/tablet in order to take part
  • The link to the online Olympiad will be emailed to schools/parents by Monday 10 May 2021
  • The online Olympiad will only be available to be written between 08h00 and 20h00 on Tuesday 11 May
  • Where possible, schools are encouraged to have learners write in one or more central, invigilated environment/s under exam conditions
  • Results will be emailed to schools/parents by the end of June 2021


Cost of entry

  • For 1 - 39 learners the cost is R20 per learner plus a booking fee of R5 = R25 per learner
  • for 40 - 79 learners there is a combined fee of R800 plus a booking fee of R5 = R805
  • for 80 or more learners there is a combined fee of R1200 plus a booking fee of R5 = R1205


Payment

The following payment methods are accepted:

  • credit card
  • SnapScan or Zapper
  • EFT (an invoice is emailed to you by Quicket and you will have 2 weeks to make payment)


Preparation

Past papers and helpful tips for preparing for the Olympiad can be found here


Financial assistance and further information

For more information, or to enquire about financial assistance to enter the World Knowledge Olympiad, please email [email protected].


ARE YOU READY TO ENTER YOUR LEARNERS AND CHALLENGE THEM TO TEST THEIR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AGAINST THE REST OF THE COUNTRY?

THEN CLICK ON THE GREEN "TICKETS" BUTTON AND ENTER!

Additional information

Refund policy No refunds

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