Date: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Time: 14h00 – 15h15
Closing date for registrations: Friday 3 April 2020
The World Knowledge Olympiad is a long standing national Olympiad for Grade 6 – 12 learners. It is an opportunity to challenge your school and your learners to test their general knowledge against the rest of the country. There are separate High School (Gr 8 – 12) and Primary School Olympiad papers (Gr 6 -7).
The paper is available in English and a choice of Afrikaans/isiXhosa/isiZulu.
Each learner who participates in WKO will receive a certificate.
- The entry fee is R25 per learner if you register before 18 March 2020 and R30 per learner if you enter between 18 March and 3 April.
- If your school enters 50 learners or more, then you qualify for the discounted rate of R20 per learner.
- There is a minimum entry of 5 learners or R125.
- Special rates are available on application for whole school entries as well as for schools with limited means. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire
- Schools that have not written previously as well as schools that enter all their learners will be entered into a lucky draw for a cash prize.
- Payment is by either EFT, cash deposit at a bank or credit card (once you have registered, you will have 20 days to make payment if paying by EFT or cash deposit)
To improve the ease of registration and payment for your school, the World Knowledge Olympiad have partnered with Quicket to handle the registration and payment process. Many schools already make use of this company for their concert and special event ticket sales.
The easiest and preferred option to register and pay is by going to www.quicket.co.za, then searching for “World Knowledge Olympiad” and following the instructions. You can choose to pay via Credit Card, EFT or Bank Transfer. You do not need to complete a separate entry form.
The question paper consists of multiple choice questions. Answers are marked positively with no marks deducted for wrong answers. As the name of the Olympiad indicates, the subject is general knowledge.
The questions on current topics are drawn from a wide range of popular media sources, including newspapers, periodicals, books, radio, TV and online news portals.
Gr 8 to 12 Downloads
Gr 6 to 7 Downloads
We are pleased to announce the Top Learners for the 2019 World Knowledge Olympiad.
R Rawoot from Star College Bridgetown
for attaining the overall top score – High School Category AND
D Osman from Osman Home School
for attaining the overall top score – Primary School Category.
Results of the 2019 Olympiad have been emailed to all participating schools. If your school has not received their results, please be in touch via email to let us know.
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