Following on from the previous two years we will be running the CyberFirst Girls Competition again in 2019. Each year we are trying to improve the user experience so those of you that have entered the competition before may find a few new tweaks to the platform. This year we have also put together a teachers booklet that you can download now and we hope to have some posters ready to download over the next few weeks.
The competition is aimed at Year 8 girls in England and Wales, Year 9 in Northern Ireland and S2 in Scotland. We made a deliberate shift in age group in 2018 to give as many girls as possible the opportunity to find out more about Cyber Security with a view to potentially influencing the subjects they take at GCSE*.
The content for each category of the competition is consistent with subjects within the Computer Science syllabus from both the National Curriculum and Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence. However, the competition will contain some advanced cyber topics that are not covered in traditional education but will seek to stretch the lateral thinking and additional cyber knowledge of the teams.
For further details and registration information please click here.