Students excel in Oxford Uni Computing ChallengeKaren Reed
St John’s students recently completed the National Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, achieving some excellent results across Key Stage 3&4.
Most notably, Year 7 student Harry Munro achieved a perfect score of 200/200 and Harry has now been invited to the second stage of the Bebras Challenge in January at Oxford University’s Department of Computer Science. He will spend the day attending academic lectures, exploring an Oxford college, and will take part in the second stage of the Bebras challenge and an awards ceremony.
Mr Jarvis, Head of Computer Science, entered St John’s in the competition and in addition to Harry’s perfect score, 84 students have also qualified for the TCS Challenge, a follow-on competition that is open to students who finish in the top 10% nationally. 24 of the 84 students are in Year 7, 51 in Year 8 & 9 and 9 in Year 10 & 11.
More information about the Bebras Challenge here: http://www.bebras.uk/ (Link opens in a new tab.)