The BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge – 2017

Jan 5, 2018

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The BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge – 2017

The BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge – 2017

The Bebras Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking to students. It is organised in over 40 countries and designed to get students all over the world excited about computing.

This is the third year of running this challenge at Beechen Cliff and we find that the students enjoy the puzzles and it can help develop pupils’ problem solving skills and resilience. Over two weeks in November over 500 students at Beechen Cliff participated in this challenge which takes the form of a 40 minute online test.

The results are in. This year we are taking the results and adding points for the top 4 scoring students in each class to calculate points for Rewards week.

TOTAL POINTS PER HOUSE

Byron 55 3rd
Chaucer 41 4th
Kipling 33 5th
Milton 64 2nd
Shakespeare 66 1st

 

Well done Shakespeare!

Particular congratulations should go to the top students in each category listed below:

Junior (age 10-12) Benjamin P IT-7s
Intermediate (age 12-14) Jed C IT-9A1
Senior (age 14-16) (joint) Stephen D Co-10D
Senior (age 14-16) (joint) Matthew P Co-10D
Elite (age 16-18) Patrick A CO-U6D

You can take a look at some of the Practice Challenges here: https://challenge.bebras.uk

Last year a few of the boys scored highly enough nationally to be invited to Oxford University for a day of lectures and Computational Challenges. We shall wait and see if this is the case this year!

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