The Perse School

Perse success in Bebras Computing Challenge

27 Nov 2015

In the week beginning 9 November, 493 students from the Upper entered the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge. This is an international competition in which students around the world aim to demonstrate their prowess in computational thinking in four levels of the competition targeted at different age groups.

Rather than needing specific computer science knowledge, the students needed to demonstrate their logic and reasoning to solve questions on route-finding, networking, ordering and other classic problems studied in computer science. This week, the students have been finding out their scores, and our pupils have achieved excellent results. Ben Norman (Year 7), Alex Walker (Year 8), James Able, Daniel Huntly, Weina Jin, George Salisbury, Vikram Singh, Stephanie Gaunt (Year 9), William Liu, Ebony Zhang and Renzhi Zhou (Upper Sixth) excelled themselves by scoring full marks and their names will be published in the Hall of Fame of the Bebras website. Stephanie deserves a special mention in particular as her full marks were scored in the senior level of the challenge which is intended for students in Year 10-11, even though she is only in Year 9.

Many of our students were awarded Distinction certificates for attaining scores in the top 25% at the Perse and we congratulate them on their excellent achievement: 41 students achieved a distinction in the Junior category, 51 in the Intermediate category, 22 in the Senior category and 25 in the Elite category.

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