Last week, all of our more able pupils at Key Stage 3 were entered for the Bebras UK Computational Thinking Competition. This is designed to test a student’s ability to problem solve a range of short tasks. Completed online, this was undertaken during our regular lessons and pupils had a time limit of forty minutes to complete as many of the tasks as possible. The tasks were fun, engaging and based on problems that Computer Scientists often meet and enjoy solving. The tasks could be solved without prior knowledge but instead required logical thinking.
Pupils were entered into age group categories.
Year 7 – Junior and Years 8 and 9 – Intermediate.
All pupils who participated will receive a certificate with the most successful achieving Merit, Distinction or “Best in School” certificates.
A full list of scores will be posted on the Computing pages of the school website once the pupils have been informed. However, I am pleased to announce that the ‘Best in School Awards’ go to Ayesha Nagori in the ‘Intermediate’ age group and Callum Tanner in the ‘Junior’ age group. Well done to both!