Bebras Challenge Finalist

LC3 pupil Yuhan was invited to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford during February as a finalist in a UK-wide competition: The UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge.

Reaching the final of the Intermediate age group is an impressive achievement. Over 100,000 students entered the first round in the 12-14 age group, and Yuhan was among just 60 of the highest achieving students who were invited to the age-group final round.

The UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, supported by Google, is designed to get students excited about computing and computational thinking. It is a problem-solving contest with questions inspired by topics in computer science. In the first round, held in schools, students have to solve as many problems as possible in the allotted time. There are six age categories. The highest scoring students from the four oldest age groups (Elite, Seniors, Intermediate, and Juniors) are invited to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford for the finals over two weekends in February.

Visit www.bebras.uk if you would like to have a go at a previous challenge.

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Dr A Webb, Head of Computing