On the week of the 9th to 13th of November our KS3 classes along with our KS4/5 computing classes will be entering the Bebras UK Computing Competition.
The Bebras Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking to students. It is organised in over 50 countries and designed to get students all over the world excited about computing.
The Bebras challenges are made of a set of short problems called Bebras tasks and are delivered online. The tasks are fun, engaging and based on problems that Computer Scientists often meet and enjoy solving. The tasks can be solved without prior knowledge but instead require logical thinking.
It will be a great opportunity for us to show off their Computational Thinking skills and see how we rank up against other competing schools from the UK and around the world. As well as this we will be looking at the scores and be able to see which house thinks the most computationally, with prizes for the top students in each year group and category.
The test will be taken in their computing lesson of that week so there is nothing for you to action except support your house and students who are entering. If you are interested in looking at what this is then visit http://www.bebras.uk/, you can try out some of the past challenges yourself.
Meanwhile the students are already preparing over the next week or so with quiz questions sent out over Teams. Lots of them are getting very excited for this challenge which is great to see. We are looking forward to this in the department and hope that we are quite successful!
Mr Grant Walsh
Computer Science Subject Leader